Church of S. Francesco

Church of S. Francesco in Gargnano
The church was erected in 1289 by Franciscan monks, sent to Gargnano by the Bishop of Brescia. The exterior is Romanesque in style, but interpreted according to the Franciscan approach, simple and unadorned. On the gabled façade we can see a votive statue (1301) portraying the image of St. Anthony of Padua. The interior of the church, which boasts paintings by Giovanni Andrea Bertanza and Andrea Celesti, was originally divided into a nave and two side aisles, which were later demolished to create a single nave, probably between the 17th and 18th Century. The church was erected in 1289 by Franciscan monks, sent to Gargnano by the Bishop of Brescia. The exterior is Romanesque in style, but interpreted according to the Franciscan approach, simple and unadorned. On the gabled façade we can see a votive statue (1301) portraying the image of St. Anthony of Padua. The interior of the church, which boasts paintings by Giovanni Andrea Bertanza and Andrea Celesti, was originally divided into a nave and two side aisles, which were later demolished to create a single nave, probably between the 17th and 18th Century. (1302), in Veronese red porphyry stone. The simple structure stands on four small columns, next to the left-hand part of an arcosolium tomb, with the Latin grave inscription: This is the monument of the lord Argilo of Gargnano and his heirs.

Associazione Turistica Gargnano Piazzale Boldini, 2 - 25084 - GARGNANO (BS)- Lake Garda
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