Church of S. Martino

Church of S. Martino in Gargnano
The parish church of San Martino (St. Martin) in its current elliptical shape and size (68.65 m x 23.35 m), dates back to 1837, and is the work of the architect Rodolfo Vantini of Brescia. Previously on the same spot there was a more ancient sacred Roman building, believed to be of the 11th Century. The façade features a robustly columned portico entrance.The interior of the church originally had a nave and two side aisles
with eight altars, whereas today it has been reduced to a single nave with five altars.The Last Supper, attributed to school of Paolo Veronese, other paintings by Giovanni Andrea Bertanza, the Venetian Andrea Celesti, Gianbettino Cignaroli and works from the Lombard school of the 15th Century adorn the church. A few decades older than the church itself is the tall and elegant bell tower, built in 1722. The organ (1811) is the work of the Mantuan Luigi Montesanti; it was restored and modernised by Don Cesare Sora of Pontevico in the year 1906.

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