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The Sanctuary of Montecastello is located just below the peak of Monte Cas, on a spur of rock sheer above the lake, with magnificent panoramic views.
Its privileged position offers to the visitors unique and spectacular views: moving from the high peaks of Mount Baldo to the peninsula of Sirmione, the sight can take in all the landscapes that embrace the blue waters.

Recently restored, it is one of the most popular and well-known sacred places of Garda given its architectural, artistic and scenic beauty. Built on the ruins of an ancient temple, later transformed into a castle, it houses the "Casa Santa", a small temple presumably dating back to 800 AD.
In the rich and frescoed interior (frescoes of the Giottesca school), one of the many preserved is presumably the largest European ex-voto, dating back to the early 1600s.

The Sanctuary of Montecastello (Sanctuary of the Madonna della Stella) owes its name to the miraculous appearance of a "Star" that ended a ferocious battle that took place in Tignale in 1200. For centuries it has been a place of pilgrimage and devotion, particularly to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is portrayed in an antique and miraculous fresco behind the main altar.

Montecastello Sanctuary

Opening hours:
from the 1st  of May to the 31st of October,
every day
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information : 

Tourist information office:
Via Europa 7 - 25080 Tignale (Bs)
Phone: 036573354
Email: info@tignale.org

Parrocchia - Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta
Via Chiesa - 25080 Tignale (Bs)
Phone: 036573020

Montecastello Sanctuary
Phone: 036573019 (only from Easter to October)