The Church of Saint Rocco

The Church of Saint Rocco

The Church of Saint Rocco is situated at the northern end of the town. It was built during the 16th century by those, from Limone sul Garda, who survived the plague that affected at that time most of the northern part of Italy. The church was finished off during the next two centuries by frescoing the walls and by ending the construction of the bell tower. Unfortunately the church was seriously damaged during World War I but luckily in 1957 during the restoration, some beautiful paintings from the XVI century came to light. Beautifully located between cliffs, the lake and the lemon gardens, the chapel is one of the most loved places in the village also because of a characteristic flight of steps always adorned by flowers and plants from the lake which leads up to this chapel. It is one of the most picturesque and photographed spots. Holy services are celebrated on 16th August, Saint Rocco’s day and on other special occasions.