The Sanctuary of "Madonna del frassino" - Peschiera del Garda

Spirituality and tourism combine in the most genuine expression of each person. Hotel "AL Santuario" - Casa Francescana enjoys the beauty of this holy place,the Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino. It is undoubtly the most important in the history of Peschiera del Garda.

The Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino is certainly one of the greatest monuments in this area. Its origins goes back to 11th May 1510 when the Madonna appeared to the peasant Bartolomeo Broglia in "Contrada Pigna ", outside the walls of Peschiera del Garda.

Inside the Sanctuary, erected between 1511 and 1514, in Rennaissance style, its worthwhile seeing the canvas by Farinati (1522-1606); the first three altars on the left and the altar dedicated to the Madonna; a painting attributed to Zeno da Verona (fifth altar on the left) and a canvas byAstolfi (the Holy Sacrament at S. Francesco's chapel). Over the choir you can admire the beautiful Orchestra del Callido.

Our Lady's Chapel

It has been the first little church dedicated to Madonna of the Frassino. The miraculous clay image of our Lady lays on the historical ash tree,where she appeared.

The stuccoes and the decorations go back to 1610. The canvas on the altar burlap on the altar is by Farinati (1560). The canvas on the walls are partly by Beranza da Salò and partly by some modern painters.

The chapel for confessions (Penitenziaria) and the two cloisters called "Dei pesci" and "Degli uccelli" are worthy of been seen.