Marian Sanctuaries in the area
This route leads through three places dedicated to Our Lady.
St. Angela Merici
- The first is the site of supposed apparitions of Mary "Rosa Mystica" at Seer, Pierina Gilli in the village of Fontanelle in Montichiari. The apparitions lasted from July 1947 to March 1983 in various places including the Duomo, Fontanelle, where there is a miraculous fountain and the house of the Seer. The Catholic writer Vittorio Messori recently stated: "Fontanelle is a little Lourdes in the making." The appearances were not even recognized.
- The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Frassino, near Peschiera del Garda, is certainly one of the most monuments in the area. Its origins date 11th May 1510 when in "Contrada Pigna" outside the walls of Peschiera del Garda, the Virgin appeared to the farmer who saw a statue wrapped in light over a nearby ash tree. In fact, in the sanctuary is venerated the statue of the St. Mary and Child with just over 14 cm high and you can see the ash in the original chapel dedicated to her. The Sanctuary is an architectural jewel.
- The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona is located in a recess, in Spiazzi, carved into Mount Baldo. In the fifteenth century was a hermitage, a chapel was then built up the modern church. In the sanctuary is venerated a statue of the St. Mary holding the dead Christ. The legend says that the image is miraculously appeared in 1522, at the time of Turkish occupation of Rhodes, where it was previously guarded. Is reachable only by walking, and on the way there are the fourteen Stations of the Cross.
The patron of the city St. Angela Merici was born around 1474 in Desenzano, died in Brescia in 1540 and was canonized in 1807. She was an Italian nun, founder of the Society of Saint Ursula. A path through the places of St. Angela from the birthplace of Via Castello, continues in the Cathedral with the dedicated chapel and altar, paintings, relics, and continues to the statue in Piazza Malvezzi and the Ursuline convent in St. Maria street.
You can also visit the house where the saint spent most of his life, in Le Grezze of Desenzano del Garda.Pope Paolo VI and Brescia
This tour runs through the places of memory of Pope Paul VI, born Giovanni Battista Montini. It starts from the place where he was born, the house owned by the family Montini in Concesio, now house of the Center for Studies "Paolo VI".
We moved to Brescia, his episcopal seat, where you can visit the Old Cathedral and New Cathedral, which features a monument to Pope Paul VI.
In Brescia you can also visit the Castle and its gardens where you can admire a breathtaking view over the valley and Brescia, the Museum of Santa Giulia, which houses archaeological finds from the Lombard period, the Roman Forum and Piazza Loggia, the parlor of city.