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Church Sant’Antonio - Arco

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  • Chiesa di Sant’Antonio - Arco
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Ancient church of medieval origins situated in the centre of the hamlet of Chiarano.

This is the oldest church in the hamlet of Chiarano. Mentioned in several documents, it has been subjected to two renovations, which added a new sacristy and a western hall to the oldest part of the main building, consisting of the presbytery at half of the hall. The frescoes are from different eras. On the outer wall a large St. Christopher with Child Jesus can be seen. Inside of the church, on the northern wall, a fresco depicts the devil testing Saint Antonio. The wooden altar contains a painting representing the pope San Fabiano and St. Augustine, bishop of Ippona, and a statue of San Antonio Abate (St. Anthony Abbot), with a piglet at his feet, in the central position. In the lunette a Virgin Mary with Child is painted, while in the gable at the end of the wooden altar a white dove can be seen, symbolizing the Holy Spirit.

The church is also mentioned by Rainer Maria Rilke in his story "Ein Morgen" (A Morning), written in 1899). 

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Updated: April 23, 2020

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 The towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Torbole sul Garda and Arco – are connected by a number of urban and intercity bus lines. For up-to-the-minute information on timetables and routes: 

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45.921731, 10.871347
45°55'18.2"N 10°52'16.8"E
32T 645106 5087054
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Church Sant’Antonio - Arco

Piazza Sant'Antonio 1/3
38062 Arco
Phone +39 0464 532255
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