• Religious Tourism
    • Lakes
    • Art & Culture

San Pietro in Mavino

This church of Lombard origins is the oldest church in Sirmione and is surrounded by olive trees in an enchanting position

Where
Lake Garda

The Church of San Pietro in Mavino is located on the tip of the peninsula of Sirmione del Garda on top of a hill overlooking the entire lake. The local environment is rich and stratified since it stands over the famous Thermal Spa of Catullo and the church was built over a pre-existing pagan temple.

The Church of San Pietro in Mavino is the oldest church in Sirmione. Three-quarters of the exterior of the current building of S.Pietro remains visible. Only the north side, expanded with the addition of newly constructed residential environments, is not open to visitors, since it is part of a privately-owned property.

The name most likely originates from the Latin term "ad summa vineas": place of the vineyards positioned up high. In fact, the church is surrounded by olive trees in a charming spot, to say the least. It was built in the Lombard age, in the 8th century BC, with subsequent changes made in the 11th (the Romanesque bell tower ) and 14th centuries.

Inside you can admire frescoes dating back to the 12th -16th century: in the smaller apses you will find a Crucifix with the Madonna and Saints and a 14th-century Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints. The fresco in the middle apse is also from the same period. In the mid- 19th century, because of its location off the beaten path, it was inhabited by a hermit. The surrounding area, formerly used as a cemetery, was settled in the 19th century. From 1955 the churchyard bell, referred to as "Julia," recalls with her sonorous tolling, the victims of the two world wars.

Take me here: San Pietro in Mavino

Places

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO

Museums at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO
61 mt

Sirmione

A fortress of the thirteenth century. Narrow alleys. The spa waters. On Lake Garda, Sirmione is a harmony of history and beauty
  • Villages
Sirmione, Garda Lake
180 mt

Terme di Sirmione

  • Wellness
Terme di Sirmione
187 mt

PIAZZA CARDUCCI

Sites of interest at Sirmione
  • Lifestyle
PIAZZA CARDUCCI
509 mt

Caves of Catullo

  • Lakes
Grotte di Catullo Lago di Garda
535 mt

Rocca Scaligera of Sirmione

Rocca Scaligera in Sirmione was built in the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved castles in Italy, surrounded by the Lake Garda
  • Lakes
Rocca Scaligera of Sirmione
561 mt

SCALIGERO CASTLE

Castles at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
SCALIGERO CASTLE
582 mt

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO IN MAVINAS
2.51 km

CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Art & Culture
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE
2.51 km

MONASTERY OF S. SALVATORE

Churches at Sirmione
  • Religious Tourism
MONASTERY OF  S. SALVATORE
2.51 km

Rambotti Museum

Located in an area rich in Bronze Age testimonies, it offers a wide panorama of the prehistoric cultures of Garda
  • Lakes
Rambotti Museum
5.77 km

Desenzano Roman Villa

The most important example in Northern Italy of the great late Roman villas
  • Lakes
Roman Villa Of Desenzano
5.89 km

CATHEDRAL

Churches at Desenzano del Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CATHEDRAL
5.91 km

Palazzo Callas Exhibitions

It is located in the central Piazza Carducci in the historic center of Sirmione. It offers an exhibition area of over 400 square meters
  • Lakes
Palazzo Callas Exhibitions
5.96 km

Desenzano Castle

The imposing Castle overlooks the nearby town of Desenzano and today is used for exhibitions, conventions and musical events.
  • Art & Culture
Desenzano Castle
5.96 km

Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda, a destination cherished by visitors alike in the Lake Garda. The old pier and the Castle with a panoramic view
  • Lakes
Desenzano del Garda
6.02 km

Palazzo Salvadego

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Salvadego
6.11 km

RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

Museums at Desenzano del Garda
  • Art & Culture
RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
6.29 km

Palazzo Todeschini

Solemn building with fifteen arches, overlooking a characteristic port of Garda, is now an important venue for conferences
  • Lakes
Palazzo Todeschini and Porto Vecchio in Desenzano
6.29 km

VILLA BRUNATI

Dwellings at Moniga del Garda
  • Art & Culture
VILLA BRUNATI
6.42 km

Events

Vittoriale Tener-a-mente Festival

Vittoriale degli Italiani
Gardone Riviera (BS)
23/06/2018 - 31/07/2018
  • Art & Culture
Festival del Vittoriale
14.46 km

Activities

Stelle del Gusto - il Galà del Solstizio d'Estate

  • Food & Wine
Stelle del Gusto - il Galà del Solstizio d'Estate
7.12 km

Where to sleep

VILLA CALLAS DIANA

Sirmione
VILLA CALLAS DIANA
32 mt

VILLA CALLAS 16

Sirmione
VILLA CALLAS 16
32 mt

MON REPOS (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
MON REPOS (MEUBLE')
39 mt

VILLA PARADISO (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
VILLA PARADISO (MEUBLE')
52 mt

VILLA MARIA

Sirmione
VILLA MARIA
95 mt

DESIRE'

Sirmione
DESIRE'
140 mt

MERIDIANA (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
MERIDIANA (MEUBLE')
171 mt

OLIVI

Sirmione
OLIVI
174 mt

SERENELLA

Sirmione
SERENELLA
194 mt

CONTINENTAL

Sirmione
CONTINENTAL
209 mt

LUNA

Sirmione
LUNA
209 mt

BROGLIA

Sirmione
BROGLIA
237 mt

MAVINO (MEUBLE')

Sirmione
MAVINO (MEUBLE')
237 mt

APPARTAMENTO ADRIANA - MASACCIO 1

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO ADRIANA - MASACCIO 1
273 mt

APPARTAMENTI ADRIANA - MASACCIO

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTI ADRIANA - MASACCIO
273 mt

GIARDINO

Sirmione
GIARDINO
303 mt

IDEAL

Sirmione
IDEAL
316 mt

APPARTAMENTO IDEAL

Sirmione
APPARTAMENTO IDEAL
316 mt

MARCONI

Sirmione
MARCONI
360 mt

MARCONI DIPENDENZA

Sirmione
MARCONI DIPENDENZA
360 mt