We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Peaceful haven in busy town centre

We called in the church at 8 o’clock in the evening because we saw the lights on in one corner... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
kishere t
Ornate church

Beautiful church in the heart of Desenzano. Ornately decorated inside with mosaics. As it is still... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 134 reviews
All photos (91)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average23%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“old church”(3 reviews)
“quiet place”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via Roma 7, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 030 914 1849
Improve This Listing
Reviews (134)
Filter reviews
28 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful church old church quiet place light candles busy town centre hidden gem mass architecture altar tiepolo prayer photos monument desenzano
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Excellent place to visit. Lots of paintings and shrines. A peaceful place to pray and reflect in a quiet place. Would you again for its solitude.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 913ange
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We went into this large peaceful church and wanted to pay our respects and light a candle for a loved one. But a man came up and told everyone there to get out as it was closing! Such a shame. He could have shut the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lindylou146
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Beautiful peaceful cathedral with a fine collection of paintings and alter pieces. Nice break from the heat and shops.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JScottie
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is an unusually large church for the size of the town. The altar and the side chapel are exquisite. The latter has its own painting by Tiepolo. Worth a look and a tranquil oasis on a hot afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lungipiedi
Reviewed 2 June 2018

What a beautiful church. The architecture is amazing, in the center of desenzano. a 2 minute walk from our appartment.Beautiful paintings,sculptures.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank most123
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We called in the church at 8 o’clock in the evening because we saw the lights on in one corner. Although dark in parts it is a beautiful building with majestic columns and some fine altar paintings and monuments.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kishere t
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church in the heart of Desenzano. Ornately decorated inside with mosaics. As it is still in ongoing use, tourisy visits are restricted.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank OSheaGuevara
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Duomo is a beautiful place to go. The artwork is beautiful and eventuality it centrally located, it is actually a very quiet place to go.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Clair N
Reviewed 20 July 2017

When ever we visit cities around Europe we always try to see the old church's and light candles for lost friends and family, this place doesn't disappoint, dezenzano isn't a particular big town but the church is really big , old with lots of character...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

When we stumbled upon the Duomo, at first we thought it wasn't that old as it looks pretty new from the outside. When we went inside though it's actually a really old cathedral with amazing architecture inside. I didn't take any photos as I wasn't...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank MichelleByrne79
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 nearby hotels
Albergo Moniga
77 reviews
.05 km away
Park Hotel
739 reviews
.09 km away
Alessi Hotel
250 reviews
.10 km away
Hotel Vittorio
323 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 264 nearby restaurants
Spritz & Burger Hamburgeria
965 reviews
.08 km away
Trattoria Il Tagliere
698 reviews
.09 km away
Ristorante Con Pizzeria Colomba
1 148 reviews
.06 km away
Caffe' Italia
385 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 68 nearby attractions
Villa Romana ed Antiquarium di Desenzano del Garda
345 reviews
.15 km away
Castello di Desenzano
434 reviews
.20 km away
Desenzano Del Garda Ferry Boats
205 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Duomo Di Santa Maria Maddalena staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines