• Religious Tourism

THE SANCTUARY OF “MADONNA DEL CARMINE”

Where
Via Carmine 11, San Felice del Benaco

Not far from Desenzano and Salò, in San Felice del Benaco (BS), on the west side called "Valtenesi", is the oldest Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The site is surrounded by devout silence. A large square with trees leading to the Church which dates back to the fifteenth century, in a single nave, suffused with mysticism and completely covered by exquisite frescoes. The Sanctuary, which began in 1460 (the year in which the Carmelite friars of the Mantuan Congregation were asked to give their service) just outside the village. This was where a chapel dedicated to "S. Maria delle Grazie" had already existed since 1452 and was solemnly consecrated on 17 January 1482 by the Carmelite Bishop Giorgio Vink, suffragan of Trento. It did not originate from a few appearances, but from the filial faith of so many believers in the One who is the Mother of the Redeemer: Mary, the Mediator of all graces. Tradition has it that it was the local fishermen expressing their gratitude to the Virgin Mary for having saved them so many times from the sudden and terrible storms that swept across the lake. One thing however is certain: the times were full of disasters and the plague was claiming many victims. Here people flocked to say their prayer, supplication and give thanks for favours received, to the Virgin Mary. This is evidenced by the many frescoes (ex voto) commissioned by the faithful for the favours received from heaven. On 2 August 1770 a drastic decree of dissolution of the monastery by the Republic of Venice swept away all the work done by the monks over many years of presence. In 1952, after a forced absence of 182 years the Religious Carmelites returned to the Sanctuary of San Felice del Benaco. They soon set about restoring the sanctuary to its former glory, which, besides being abandoned for too long, had also been completely pillaged. Since 1994 it has become the Marian Centre of the Carmelite Apostolate whose purpose is to facilitate the irradiation of Carmel in northern Italy.

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Places

ROTINGO PALACE

Dwellings at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
ROTINGO PALACE
409 mt

PARISH CHURCH OF PORTESE

Churches at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
PARISH CHURCH OF PORTESE
707 mt

CASTLE OF PORTESE

Castles at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
CASTLE OF PORTESE
707 mt

THE LITTLE CHURCH OF SAINT FERMO

  • Art & Culture
THE LITTLE CHURCH OF SAINT FERMO
707 mt

PARISH CHURCH

Churches at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
PARISH CHURCH
707 mt

CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST IN PIEVE

  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST IN PIEVE
707 mt

MONTE DI PIETÀPALACE

Dwellings at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
MONTE DI PIETÀPALACE
707 mt

ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)

Sites of interest at San Felice del Benaco
  • Lakes
ISOLA DEL GARDA (GARDA ISLAND)
1.52 km

"MADONNA DELLA NEVE" CHURCH

Churches at Puegnago del Garda
  • Art & Culture
"MADONNA DELLA NEVE" CHURCH
1.71 km

SAN FELICE CASTLE

Castles at San Felice del Benaco
  • Art & Culture
SAN FELICE CASTLE
1.95 km

The Cypresses of Salò

The most beautiful row of cypresses in Lombardy is located in Salò, on the shores of Lake Garda.
  • Lakes
The Cypresses of Salò
2.38 km

PUEGNAGO CASTLE

Castles at Puegnago del Garda
  • Art & Culture
PUEGNAGO CASTLE
3.02 km

PARISH CHURCH OF SAN MICHELE

Churches at Puegnago del Garda
  • Art & Culture
PARISH CHURCH OF SAN MICHELE
3.02 km

PALAZZO OF THE MAGNIFICA PATRIA AND PALAZZO OF THE PODESTÀ

  • Lakes
PALAZZO OF THE MAGNIFICA PATRIA AND PALAZZO OF THE PODESTÀ
3.14 km

MUSEO STORICO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Salò
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO STORICO ARCHEOLOGICO
3.25 km

CATHEDRAL

Churches at Salò
  • Religious Tourism
CATHEDRAL
3.32 km

MU.SA.

Museums at Salò
  • Art & Culture
MU.SA.
3.36 km

CHURCH OF SAN BERNARDINO

Churches at Salò
  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF SAN BERNARDINO
3.39 km

Salò

  • Lakes
Salò, Lago di Garda
3.46 km

MUSEO CIVICO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Manerba del Garda
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO CIVICO ARCHEOLOGICO
3.53 km

Activities

E-Mtb Front - 1 Day rent

  • Active & Green
E-Mtb Front - 1 Day rent
12.87 km

E-Mtb Front rent - Half day

  • Active & Green
E-Mtb Front rent - Half day
12.87 km

Where to sleep

SOLSTIZIO D'ESTATE

San Felice del Benaco
SOLSTIZIO D'ESTATE
189 mt

TOSELLI PATRIZIA

San Felice del Benaco
TOSELLI PATRIZIA
189 mt

APPARTAMENTI LA VILLA DEL LAGO

San Felice del Benaco
APPARTAMENTI LA VILLA DEL LAGO
212 mt

VENEZIANI ALESSANDRA

San Felice del Benaco
VENEZIANI ALESSANDRA
249 mt

APPARTAMENTO LIDIA

San Felice del Benaco
APPARTAMENTO LIDIA
280 mt

VILLA LUISA

San Felice del Benaco
VILLA LUISA
325 mt

VILLA JOSEPHINE

San Felice del Benaco
VILLA JOSEPHINE
340 mt

LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO

SAN FELICE DEL BENACO
LA FINESTRA SUL LAGO
346 mt

SCARAMUZZA LUCA

SAN FELICE DEL BENACO
SCARAMUZZA LUCA
352 mt

MESSINESE GIUSEPPE

San Felice del Benaco
MESSINESE GIUSEPPE
359 mt

CORTE DELLE MUSE

San Felice del Benaco
CORTE DELLE MUSE
408 mt

CASA 27

SAN FELICE DEL BENACO
CASA 27
417 mt

FEULNER MICHAEL

San Felice del Benaco
FEULNER MICHAEL
434 mt

PICCOLO PALAZZO

San Felice del Benaco
PICCOLO PALAZZO
434 mt

SAN FILIS

San Felice del Benaco
SAN FILIS
448 mt

POLETTI GIANLUCA

San Felice del Benaco
POLETTI GIANLUCA
457 mt

PARONI MARIA SOLE

San Felice del Benaco
PARONI MARIA SOLE
457 mt

APPARTAMENTO BALKISSA

San Felice del Benaco
APPARTAMENTO BALKISSA
460 mt

APPARTAMENTI ANDER E PELER

APPARTAMENTI ANDER E PELER
472 mt

MENEGHETTI SILVIO - GARIBALDI - 4

San Felice del Benaco
MENEGHETTI SILVIO - GARIBALDI - 4
480 mt