Point of interest

​​​​​​Church of San Severo

The church that for a long time was the centre of religious life in Bardolino

The Church of S. Severo was built between the end of the 11th and the beginning of the 12th century. However, if we consider a document of Berengario dating back to 893, the church was built on the ruins of a pre-existing building, as a probable extension of it. The crypt, with a semi-circular plan, is located at the main apse, at a level slightly below the level of the present presbytery.

The interior walls are decorated with a cycle of frescoes from the 11th and 12th centuries depicting scenes from the Apocalypse, the finding of the True Cross and other paintings, still visible today thanks to restoration and conservation work.

The bell tower retains its original structure but the conical dome is a much later construction.

Helpful information

Piazzetta S. Severo, 5, 37011 Bardolino, VR, Italia


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