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Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Piazza Cavour, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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nice church, to be visited

we partecipate to the messy of lat afternoon in this Church, and I must say it's a very nice place... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Gabriele G
,
Nonantola, Italy
The glory of craftsmanship is a wonder to behold

If ornate Italian churches are your thing, this will not disappoint. The play of light in the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Chris S
,
Felixstowe
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The parish church Santa Maria Assunta rises in the centre of Riva del Garda and looks out on the spacious Piazza Cavour. The present building, first mentioned in 1106, is a Baroque reconstruction(1728). It is an aisleless church and it has a side chapel for the Suffrages; it has numerous altars with decorations and stuccoes. Behind the high altar stands out the great painting of Our Lady of the Assumption of Craffonara, but the best work is kept near the fourth altar on the left, Our Lady of Sorrows. At the adjacent small piazza Craffonara we find a bas-relief bust by the artist Francesco Trentini (1790-1837) and an ancient column. The ancient church, later destroyed, stood on this small piazza.
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29 May 2017
“nice church, to be visited”
19 May 2017
“The glory of craftsmanship is a wonder to behold”
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Piazza Cavour, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

we partecipate to the messy of lat afternoon in this Church, and I must say it's a very nice place in the dowtown. during your visit of Riva, if you are religoius, you should go there.

Thank Gabriele G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If ornate Italian churches are your thing, this will not disappoint. The play of light in the interior emphasis the richness of the decoration, but rather than a sense of spiritualism the place left me with a sense of gaudiness and exceptional expenditure. The glory...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice church that as ever is well worth a look. Italian churches are usually beautiful and this one is as well. Truly impressive inside and located in the centre of the town.

1  Thank JohnCarter
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Not to be confused with a church of the same name in Riva del Garda, this is the parish church of Garda town, sitting just below La Rocca alongside the main road as you approach the town. Although it sits directly beside the road, the...More

Thank Metasson
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Worth seeing if you are passing by. Nice shrine to blessed virgin Mary attached to the main church. Light a candle and say a prayer.

Thank AAengus
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Nice church in Riva. We did not go in however as the church seemed busy at the time and we did not want to disturb patrons.

Thank EGudgin
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is a catholic church probably dating from the 19th century, when craftmanship was at its height. The nave consists of five bays, two wide ones and a narrow one which most of the parishioners use as the entrance. At the rear of the church...More

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

A splendid 12th century church within an historic coastal square. Absolutely stunning. With the most impressive altar and frescos.

Thank Guy F
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We found out that there was Mass and a procession around the streets of Riva to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. The church is beautiful and there was standing room only when we arrived. The music was fabulous and we felt very lucky to...More

Thank P P
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This Baroque Church in the old town on the south side of Piazza Cavour has an attractive and interesting interior with several works of art; all worth seeing. Do not however visit this beautiful Church just to admire its interior. Go also to the well...More

1  Thank John N S
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