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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

CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SAN FRANCESCO

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

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

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

SAN ROCCO

Gargnano
SAN ROCCO
176 mt

VILLA EUROPA

Gargnano
VILLA EUROPA
503 mt

NOBILE MARA

Gargnano
NOBILE MARA
583 mt

GARDENIA AL LAGO

Gargnano
GARDENIA AL LAGO
936 mt

LIVIA DIPENDENZA VIGNE

Gargnano
LIVIA DIPENDENZA VIGNE
984 mt

GARDA HOLIDAYS

Gargnano
GARDA HOLIDAYS
1.34 km

CRISTINA

Gargnano
CRISTINA
1.59 km

BOGLIACO

Gargnano
BOGLIACO
1.7 km

CA' VECIA

Gargnano
CA' VECIA
2.04 km

RELAIS ZENNER

Toscolano-Maderno
RELAIS ZENNER
2.54 km

VILLA MUSLONE

Gargnano
VILLA MUSLONE
3.41 km

GENZIANELLA

Gargnano
GENZIANELLA
5.25 km

CASA FULMEN

Tignale
CASA FULMEN
5.65 km

RESIDENCE VIRGILIO

Toscolano-Maderno
RESIDENCE VIRGILIO
5.89 km

POGGIO AL SOLE 6

Toscolano-Maderno
POGGIO AL SOLE 6
5.91 km

BORGO ALBA CHIARA

Toscolano-Maderno
BORGO ALBA CHIARA
5.96 km

APPARTAMENTO MARZEMINO

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO MARZEMINO
6.32 km

APPARTAMENTO GROPPELLO

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO GROPPELLO
6.32 km

APPARTAMENTO VALPOLICELLA

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO VALPOLICELLA
6.32 km

APPARTAMENTO LUGANA

Toscolano-Maderno
APPARTAMENTO LUGANA
6.32 km