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    • Religious Tourism

CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

Churches at Valvestino

Where
Gargnano (BS)

This building was rebuilt in the modern village of Turano between 1570 and 1585, although its origins date back to the early Middle Ages, in fact already in 928 the church was mentioned in the will of the bishop Nokterio. Some news, midway between history and legend, sees this place being visited by Pope Alexander III, who would have held mass here after having taken refuge following the flight that Federico Barbarossa would have caused him to take. However, the simple, compact church has a beautiful façade equipped with a window on the top and a large, square projecting porch with a tiled roof. Also interesting are the lighter finishings that decorate and outline some external areas of the façade. Inside, there is a painting by the artist Andrea Bertanza showing the beheading of John the Baptist, holy dedicatee of the building with the same name. The lawn in front of the church was once designated as the place to execute the death sentences that could be issued by the feudal lords in the area, which is why the lawn was given the name Pica (spite). (credits Arianna Florioli)

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Places

OLD TOWN HALL

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
OLD TOWN HALL
1 mt

HERMITAGE OF SAN VALENTINO

Churches at Gargnano
  • Religious Tourism
HERMITAGE OF SAN VALENTINO
1 mt

CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO

  • Art & Culture
CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO
1 mt

LITTLE CHURCH OF SAN GIACOMO DI CALINO

  • Art & Culture
LITTLE CHURCH OF SAN GIACOMO DI CALINO
688 mt

PALAZZO BETTONI

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
PALAZZO BETTONI
1.72 km

FELTRINELLI PALACE

Dwellings at Gargnano
  • Art & Culture
FELTRINELLI PALACE
2.24 km

Golf Bogliaco

Golf Bogliaco is the third-oldest golf course in Italy with a splendid view of lake Garda, open all year round.
  • Golf
Golf Bogliaco, Toscolano Maderno (BS)
3.47 km

LAKE OF VALVESTINO

Sites of interest at Valvestino
  • Lakes
LAKE OF VALVESTINO
5.22 km

ST. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL

Churches at Toscolano Maderno
  • Art & Culture
ST. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL
5.72 km

THE “NONII ARRII“ ROMAN VILLA

Archaeological sites at Toscolano Maderno
  • Art & Culture
THE “NONII ARRII“ ROMAN VILLA
5.72 km

THE PAPER MILL VALLEY

Sites of interest at Toscolano Maderno
  • Parks
THE PAPER MILL VALLEY
5.72 km

THE PAPER MUSEUM

Museums at Toscolano Maderno
  • Art & Culture
THE PAPER MUSEUM
5.72 km

Toscolano Maderno Botanical garden

  • Active & Green
Toscolano Maderno Botanical garden
6.77 km

ANA REFUGE

Trekking at Tignale
  • Active & Green
ANA REFUGE
7.22 km

Tignale

In a splendid position on Lake Garda, within the Upper Garda Bresciano Park, Tignale is made up of six hamlets.
  • Villages
TIGNALE_Panorama_LIB_Ufficio unico del turismo
7.25 km

BOTANICAL GARDEN A. HELLER

Sites of interest at Gardone Riviera
  • Active & Green
BOTANICAL GARDEN A. HELLER
7.66 km

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO

Churches at Tignale
  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO
7.91 km

TIGNALE ROUTE

Trekking at Tignale
  • Religious Tourism
TIGNALE ROUTE
7.91 km

SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DI MONTECASTELLO

  • Art & Culture
SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DI MONTECASTELLO
8.15 km

CHURCH OF SAN ZENONE IN PRABIONE

  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF SAN ZENONE IN PRABIONE
8.97 km

Where to sleep

GARGNANO

Gargnano
GARGNANO
113 mt

BARTABEL (GARNI')

Gargnano
BARTABEL (GARNI')
114 mt

TIZIANA (GARNI')

Gargnano
TIZIANA (GARNI')
152 mt

CASA CATERINA

Gargnano
CASA CATERINA
176 mt

SAN ROCCO

Gargnano
SAN ROCCO
176 mt

GRAND HOTEL A VILLA FELTRINELLI (DIMORA STORICA)

Gargnano
GRAND HOTEL A VILLA FELTRINELLI (DIMORA STORICA)
296 mt

CASA DELLA PIANISTA

Gargnano
CASA DELLA PIANISTA
334 mt

VILLA PAOLINA

Gargnano
VILLA PAOLINA
349 mt

CONCHIGLIA D'ORO

Gargnano
CONCHIGLIA D'ORO
355 mt

LA TERRAZZA SUL GARDA

Gargnano
LA TERRAZZA SUL GARDA
379 mt

FONDO LA CAMPAGNOLA

Gargnano
FONDO LA CAMPAGNOLA
396 mt

BERTANZA SBRIGOL

Gargnano
BERTANZA SBRIGOL
421 mt

LA LIMONAIA

Gargnano
LA LIMONAIA
421 mt

VILLA RACHELE

Gargnano
VILLA RACHELE
446 mt

CASA AMELIA

Gargnano
CASA AMELIA
451 mt

VILLA GIULIA

Gargnano
VILLA GIULIA
472 mt

VILLA GIULIA DIPENDENZA 1

Gargnano
VILLA GIULIA DIPENDENZA 1
472 mt

DANY

Gargnano
DANY
475 mt

BORGO DEI LIMONI

Gargnano
BORGO DEI LIMONI
478 mt

PALAZZINA

Gargnano
PALAZZINA
483 mt