San Felice del Benaco

San Felice del Benaco (Gardesano: San Filìs) is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy.[4] The name derives most likely from the Latin sinus felix, meaning "pleasant harbour".

San Felice del Benaco
Comune di San Felice del Benaco
Parrocchiale San Felice del Benaco facciata.jpg
Coat of arms of San Felice del Benaco
Coat of arms
Location of San Felice del Benaco
San Felice del Benaco is located in Italy
San Felice del Benaco
San Felice del Benaco
Location of San Felice del Benaco in Italy
San Felice del Benaco is located in Lombardy
San Felice del Benaco
San Felice del Benaco
San Felice del Benaco (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°35′N 10°33′E / 45.583°N 10.550°E / 45.583; 10.550
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceBrescia (BS)
FrazioniCisano, Portese
Government
 • MayorSimone Zuin (SI)
Area
 • Total26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
109 m (358 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2011)[3]
 • Total3,414
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
25010
Dialing code0365
ISTAT code017171
Patron saintSt.Felice and St.Adautto
Saint dayAugust 30
WebsiteOfficial website

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 sightsEdit

  • 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.
  • abandoned spring factory "mollificio bresciano" by Vittoriano Viganò an important Italian architect.

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Population from ISTAT
  4. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 2007-02-23.