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.
The monastery was founded by the Franciscans in 1266, and the church was built in 1289. The inner courtyard of the cloister is lined with porticos on columns whose bas-relief capitals are decorated with fish, birds, leaves, lemons and limes.continue
About two kilometers north of Gargnano, at the beginning of the old road to Tignale, stands the church of San Giacomo di Calino, better known as San Giacom de Calì. This building consists of a Romanesque chapel (12th century) of considerable...continue
Constructed in the 11th century above the remains of a Roman building, the church was later enlarged in the first half of the 19th century, when the project by architect Rodolfo Vantini added two majestic domes. The church has five altars with...continue
Rising above the locality with the same name, the hermitage sits at about 700 m above sea level. It can be reached on foot from Sasso along a trail that affords a magnificent view of the lake. The small 17th century church, built as a votive...continue
The village of Bogliaco di Gargnano hosts the church dedicated to Santi Martiri, which is especially famous for the valuable works that it guards, which relate specifically to a happy time in the history of art of Brescia and Lake Garda, which was...continue
Situated in the locality of Bogliaco, village of Gargnano, the Church of San Pier d'Agrino astonishes the visitor just by its external structure. The ecclesiastical building that, in fact, has Roman origins but was rebuilt during the sixteenth...continue