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Churches
The west shore of Lake Garda features a series of wonderful parish churches and shrines: they are the real examples of an extremely lively world whose humanity and concreteness are expressed by every stone of which these important buildings are made up. A visit to said churches, as suggested by the itinerary, is therefore highly recommended for many reasons. The churches and shrines of the Garda area combine the religious and mystic atmosphere with a variety of architectural and artistic elements of great value which make them unique and magnificent. Although these ecclesiastical structures have undergone frequent changes over time, today their ancient charm is the same as it was in the past, also thanks to the wonderful landscape which surrounds them and their undeniable artistic prestige. Visitors can definitely enjoy an impressive experience both at aesthetic and spiritual level.


OLD CATHEDRAL

Built in the late eleventh century on the ruins of the former basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, it has a rare circular design, consisting of two cylindrical structures of stacked stone. The entrance was opened in 1571, but the current portal was...

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CHURCH OF SAN FRANCESCO

The church of San Francesco was built between the years 1254-1265, with reference to a transitional style between Romanesque and Gothic: evidenced by the façade with gabled finish, the magnificent rose window and marble door. The interior is simple...

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CHURCH OF ST MARY OF MIRACLES

Gem of Renaissance sculpture, the church was built from 1488 to honour the miraculous image of the Madonna and Child painted on the outside of a house that once stood here. The façade has a portico with four columns and the upper crown of 1560. All...

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CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DEL CARMINE

Great example of Gothic architecture in Brescia, the church was built between the years of 1429-1475 next to the convent of the Carmelites. Inside there are numerous works of art, including the "Crucifixion" fresco by Vincenzo Foppa; the...

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CHURCH OF S. SALVATORE

The church, in the monastery complex of San Salvatore-Santa Giulia, is one of the most important testimonies of early medieval religious architecture preserved off the ground. It has a plan with three aisles divided by columns. The extensive use of...

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CHURCH OF SAINTS FAUSTINO AND GIOVITA

In 1622, Antonio and Domenico Comino built the present church dedicated to the patron saints of the city following the demolition of former religious buildings. The façade, richly decorated with marble, is considered to be the masterpiece of...

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