San Zeno di Montagna, a small town of about 1300 inhabitants that covers an area of about 28 square kilometers, is considered “a balcony on Lake Garda” and is located on the western slopes of Monte Baldo, winding with its ancient districts for some kilometers at an average height of 600 meters.
A particularity of San Zeno is determined by the presence of the districts: small villages, each with its own identity and characteristic; as well as from the districts, the municipality is made up of the hamlets of Lumini and Prada.
Upon our arrival in San Zeno we find the district of San Zeno with the parish church and the homonymous square where the traditional market takes place every Monday.
To be seen
CÀ MONTAGNA BUILDING
The building, dating from the fourteenth century, has three large arches on the ground floor, which from the courtyard, now used as an open-air theater, lead into a beautiful portico; on the upper floor three large three-lancet windows illuminate a frescoed loggia, like the adjoining room, with valuable geometric designs and religious subjects, including a blessing Christ and a gigantic San Cristoforo.
THE PARISH CHURCH
It was built in 1765 on a pre-existing church dedicated to San Zeno. Inside it presents precious marbles and artistic paintings. The massive bell tower dates back to 1788 and the clock dates back to 1819 and was built by the then parish priest Filippo Finotti.
THE CHURCH OF LUMINI
It was built in 1724 and dedicated to Sant ‘Eurosia; inside there are valuable paintings.
THE ROMAN CHURCH OF PRADA
It dates back to the 16th century and is dedicated to San Bartolomeo; inside there is a single finely worked wooden altar.
They are more than 1000 meters on both slopes of Baldensi; they date back to the Venetian period and present a characteristic shape with a large projecting chimney and a circular-shaped end. Livestock farmers from Monte Baldo lived here with their livestock and milk.
THE ANCIENT FOUNTAINS
Here the women washed their clothes and drew water from the middle of the last century.