- Art & Culture
- Religious Tourism
SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DI MONTECASTELLO
The recently restored sanctuary is one of the most famous places of worship on Lake Garda due to its architectural and artistic value and the historical events of which it has been the protagonist. Built upon the remains of an ancient castle, the sanctuary has a small chapel called the Casa Santa (Sacred House), which dates back to 802 and contains a well-preserved 14th century fresco from the Giotto school. Of interest are canvases by Andrea Celesti (1637-1712) and some votive offerings, including one of the town of Tignale for the slaying of the notorious bandit Zuan Zanone (1617). A hermitage adjoining the church welcomes thousands of pilgrims every year. Small chapels depicting the mysteries of the Holy Rosary line the road that accesses the provincial road.