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Montichiari

It is located in the “Pianura Padana”, twenty kilometers from Brescia, on the river “Chiese”. Visits are recommended to the cathedral with its impressive cupola, dedicated to “Santa Maria Assunta” and completed in the 18th century, to the peculiar castle “Bonoris” of the late 19th century, to the stone church of “San Pancrazio”, of the 12th century, situated on the hill in the south of the Old Town.

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The santuary dedicated to the “Madonna delle Fontanelle”, that appeared in 1966, is the destination for devotees from all over Europe. Famous personalities linked to Montichiari are: Gaetano Bonoris (1861-1923), banker and benefactor, Giovanni Treccani (1877-1961), founder of the homonymous encyclopedia, Aldo Busi (1948), writer.