Madonna della Corona
The basilica built right on the rock is must visit place if you are at Lago di Garda. The picturesque church is in the shadow in the morning. You get the best light on the basilica from midday onwards. It's pretty popular and gets even more crowded during the weekends especially on Sundays. However, during service, you hear the choir echoing in the valley which creates a very special atmosphere.
There are already signs at the parking lot to wear proper clothes. So please protect your shoulders and don't wear a short trouser or skirt; knee length is desired.
The Sanctuary of Madonna Della Corona, "The Lady of the Crown" from the 16th century is located close to Lago di Garda. It's easy to get here by car. It is a must stop if exploring the area around the lake on a day trip. The basilica is perched on cliffs on 773 m elevation. It is part of the Monte Baldo massif with spectacular views. Due to the inaccessible location, it never got utterly destroyed in the past. In the 70s an Italian architect rebuilt the impressive chapel.
How to Get to Madonna Della Corona
- There are two options to get to this popular place from Spiazzi; either you can go by bus every half an hour or walk downhill for about 15 minutes and back uphill along the stations of the cross and through short tunnels.
- Another opportunity is the trail from the village Brentino southwest of Avio. It's an old pilgrims' path which leads over steep slopes to the picturesque church. You may need about 2 hours one way.