The church is dedicated to Saint Leonardo de Noblac, patron saint of prisoners, and was built in 940 and its fresco painted by the Crouched Friars in 1200. In 1800 it was expanded while keeping the Roman apse still intact.

    The church is still consecrated and on the 6th November mass is celebrated to remember the Patron Saint, with the kissing of the relics and the blessing of the cellars.


    The fresco was painted by the Crouched Friars between 1100 – 1200AD.

    It was brought to light some few years ago following a long restoration.


    Villa Gresti was built in 1874 in Liberty style under the supervision of the architect Tamanini and has seen many important historical events including the signing of the preliminary armistice between Italy and Austria-Hungary at the end of the First World War.


    Inside the hamlet walls there is a special vegetable garden which Marquis Carlo and the famous landscape architect Paolo Pejrone wished to recreate based on the design of the old monastic garden.

    Among the plants there is an extensive collection of herbal and medicinal essences as well as a rose garden and a variety of vegetables.


    There are almost 3 hectares of gardens and lawns surrounding Villa Gresti. Collections of age-old plants provide a beautiful contrast with the austere outline of the Lessini mountains.

    Here, mediterranean plants and alpine flora grow alongside roses and a vast collection of hydrangeas in a remarkable and picturesque setting.