Il Santuario di Montecastello

Il Santuario di Montecastello

Il Santuario di Montecastello
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fmck49
Glasgow, UK942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We parked on the main road at the bottom and walked up to the church. It was thirsty work so we were delighted to see a bar at the top. We followed the road up to the cross which took another 20-30 minutes. On the way, there are several stunning viewpoints, although the cross itself is surrounded by trees. There are also information boards detailing how the Italians brought guns and searchlights up to the mountain. Definitely worth doing if you're fit enough. There's not much to see in the church but the bar seating area again has fabulous views of the lake. Worth a visit. Drive up to the church if you can't be bothered walking but the car park isn't huge so at busy times, you might have a wasted journey.
Written June 9, 2017
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Martina L
Ljubljana, Slovenia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
The church and monastery are accesible by car, but we walked all the way from the nearby village of Gardola and Aer (with a baby in a stroller) as there is a sidewalk by the road. The bar on top is a welcome surprice for thirsty visitors.

There is path that leads even further on, to the top of the rock. That part is accessble only by foot and I wouldn't reccomend it to children and to those who are dizzy. The views are stunning, but there is nothing to potect you from falling into the precipice (no fence or rope).
Written April 28, 2017
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kelly123456
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam183 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Beautiful well presevered church in an amazing location. But if you have a large car plan to park at the bottom and walk up, there are several narrow arches you have to drive through to park near the church and our car did not fit.
Written June 29, 2018
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DaisyHillTina
Bolton, UK5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Walked to this place from our apartment in Tignale which took 30 mins. It was a long walk up-hill but once up there the views were amazing. If you want to go into the actual church, you will need to cover up. There's a bar/cafe were you can sit and enjoy the views and a cuppa. (See photo).
Written August 28, 2015
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Andrea B
84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Wonderful second visit - a spiritual place, surround the great impressions of the Lake Garda.
It´s also a littkle bar beside. But don´t forget: no shorts in the church, please respect that.

Around are great hiking/walking areas, so you can reach the top of the mountain.
Wonderful.
Written June 19, 2018
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engagenow
Drenthe Province, The Netherlands13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Monestry, open the public. Entrance only admissable when properly dressed (no shorts, arms covered)
Amazing views from the monesty on the lake Garda.
Small simple cantina available where you can buy refreshments, icecream, postcards and relegious souvenirs.
Written August 17, 2016
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Susan K
Long Island60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This is an Italian Holy Place, but the ambiance of the Sanctuary was welcoming, friendly, and forgiving to all who, perhaps, did not "know the rules". I had the feeling that everyone was welcome to enjoy the beauty and spirituality of it all. The history is amazing, and it all has been beautifully restored.
Written July 26, 2016
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Phil O
Bolton, UK1,799 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
You can drive up to Montecastello but we decided to walk . There is a little sanctuary at the bottom of the hill with a beautiful painting. Then as you begin the walk uphill there are the shrines depicting the Mysteries of the Rosary.The staircase to the sanctuary was constructed in 1599.You can go behind the altar to see frescoes etc . There is a cafe just before the entrance as you will need a drink once you reach the sanctuary.
Written June 11, 2016
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lupabianca
Matlock, UK238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Situated just below the summit of Monte Castello the terrace outside the church offers wonderful, panoramic views over Lake Garda. It can be reached by a narrow, winding road; if you choose to approach on foot it's probably about 30 minutes from Gardola village at average walking pace... but it is steep so you may wish to take advantage of some of the seats positioned along the way.
The inside of the church is beautiful with interesting art works and a fascinating portrayal of an ancient battle fought between the people of the area and a vicious marauding bandit and his followers.
There is a small bar on the terrace so it's a lovely, peaceful place to sit in the sun with a cool drink and admire the views over the lake and surrounding hills.
Written June 23, 2015
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namikettu
Madrid, Spain3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
Very beautiful place to visit, the views are outstanding. There is about a 1 km walk (each way) to the top of Monte Cas on a forest path, very easy and you can go with normal shoes. If you dont want to walk that much, you can drive with the car all the way up to the "santuario" and park your car up there. The weather was rather bad during our visit, but I can imagine the little bar up there in a good weather is a wonderful place to have a coffee.
Written October 8, 2013
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