The Church,
between art and history

Located in the heart of the historic center of Desenzano, the church of St. Giovanni Decollato dates back to the eighteenth century. In the troubled years between the 18th and 19th centuries, the church was used as a warehouse for firewood and hay, in the service of the troops stationed in the nearby castle of the city.

Following the numerous insistences and supplications by the population, finally, on January 1st, 1815, the church of St. John was restored to its function and returned to worship. The interior presents a single room, with a barrel vault. Among the elements of particular value, we can admire the high altar (1707-1708) and the bronze portal, depicting in the bas-reliefs the Gospel story of the life of St. John the Baptist.
Central nave of the church of St. Joseph the Worker

Not to be missed

This is just a little "taste". Come and visit the Church in person.

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La facciata esterna del Duomo vista dall’omonima piazza.
Sopra il portale in pietra di Botticino la statua di S. Maria Maddalena opera di Santo Callegari da Brescia.
square house image
La facciata esterna del Duomo vista dall’omonima piazza.
Sopra il portale in pietra di Botticino la statua di S. Maria Maddalena opera di Santo Callegari da Brescia.

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