Surrounding and curiosities
The itinerary to discover the artistic and cultural heritage of Bagolino winds through the alleys of the historic center.
ST. GIORGIO'S CHURCH
The exterior of the parish church of San Giorgio has an imposing gabled facade, lightened by a trifora and from an elegant seven-arched pronaos. The interior is decorated in baroque forms and contains precious works of Tintoretto, Tiziano, Palma il Giovane and Andrea Celesti.
ST. LORENZO'S CHURCH
This Church is in the same square and opposite the mole of the ancient convent, now House of rest, with his little church, where is kept one of the first works of Tintoretto.
It is known for its gothic chapels and wrought iron crosses.
ST. ROCCO'S CHURCH
It contains one of the most important cycles of frescoes of the end of the XV century in Lombardy, executed by Pietro da Cemmo.
THE GOLDEN SPIKE
Not far from the centre of Bagolino, you can discover a geological site of world interest to which it was recognized a "Golden Spike" as a reference point for the limit between Anisic planes (242.5 million years ago) and Ladinic (240.5 million years ago).
“HABITAR IN STA TERRA” HOUSE MUSEUM
An unforgettable stop to discover the most important local traditions and customs and where to deepen the history and culture of the place. This interesting museum collects objects and documents from the village of Bagolino dating back mostly in the nineteenth century.
ROCCA D’ ANFO
Rocca d'Anfo visit is recommended to all those who wish to breathe the history or those sportsmen who love to combine excursions and history. It has a very nice and suggestive structure. The tour guide will tell any particular historical infomation and every nuance of this grandiose complex. You can also visit a museum of interesting and instructive war exhibits.
Ideal for water sports as windsurfing, kitesurf, canoeing and fishing spinning. It offers suggestive landscapes and many ideas for photography lovers. Lake Idro is very close to Lake Garda and the most popular tourist destinations as Sirmione, Salò and Desenzano.
IL CARNEVALE DI BAGOLINO
Bagolino is a small town of artistic and cultural interest. It is famous for its Carnival that has very ancient, engaging and spectacular origins. For two days, on Monday and Tuesday, the country stops and the streets are animated by groups of "màscher" (masks) and by the company of "balarì" (dancers) accompained by the melodies of the players. The "màscher", which are rappresented whit the faces of old peoples, walk the streets in a rowdy way reserving jokes to anyone they meet. The "balarì" wear a colorful and rich headdress and dance elegantly. In 1970 the ethnologist Italo Sordi wrote: " there is no other ritual music phenomenon in Europe that is so compact and complete". Nowaday Carnival in Bagolino is an event lived by all the population and it is an example of local culture that still joins the past to the present.