Travel: Culture & Architecture

An Unexpected Tranquil Sanctuary

The entrance to the cloister of San Francesco Church in Gargnano on Lake Garda.
The entrance to the cloister of San Francesco Church in Gargnano on Lake Garda.

The San Francesco Church and Cloister in Gargnano on Lake Garda. Recently I wrote about the monks of the San Francesco Monastery introducing lemons to the Lake Garda area in northern Italy during the thirteenth century. But what I forgot to mention in that post was that their monastery and church, which were built in 1289, still exist today, and it was a happy accident when I stumbled upon them. For more photos of this peaceful sanctuary, click on the link below.

(above) Unfortunately I don’t know what lies beyond these doors. I just didn’t have the courage to try them.
(above) Unfortunately I don’t know what lies beyond these doors. I just didn’t have the courage to try them.
(above) What a view to have. I’m grateful that this building is still standing and hasn’t been demolished in the name of “progress.”
(above) What a view to have. I’m grateful that this building is still standing and hasn’t been demolished in the name of “progress.”
(above) I wonder what the purpose was for this ground level corbel.
(above) I wonder what the purpose was for this ground level corbel.

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