San Felice del Benaco

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San Felice del Benaco
Comune
Comune di San Felice del Benaco
Pfarrkirche Santi Felice.JPG
Coat of arms of San Felice del Benaco
Coat of arms
San Felice del Benaco is located in Italy
San Felice del Benaco
San Felice del Benaco
Location of San Felice del Benaco in Italy
Coordinates: 45°35′N 10°33′E / 45.583°N 10.550°E / 45.583; 10.550
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Cisano, Portese
Government
 • Mayor Paolo Rosa
Area
 • Total 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 109 m (358 ft)
Population (30 June 2011)[1]
 • Total 3,414
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25010
Dialing code 0365
Patron saint St.Felice and St.Adautto
Saint day August 30
Website Official website

San Felice del Benaco is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy.[2] The name derives most likely from the Latin sinux felix, meaning "pleasant harbour".

It is located on the western shore of the Lake Garda. The Isola del Garda, the largest island in the lake, is part of the municipality of San Felice. It is bounded by the municipalities of Salò, Puegnago sul Garda and Manerba del Garda.

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine, dating from the 15th century. It is a late example of Lombard Gothic architecture.
  • Parish church (1740-1781). It houses frescoes by Carlo Innocenzo Carloni.
  • Remains of the castle.
  • Church of San Fermo (15th century), at Portese.
  • Remains of the castle of Portese.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Population from ISTAT
  2. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 2007-02-23.