Chiesa di San Vigilio

Chiesa Di San Vigilio title=

A small but very famous church, thanks to the "Dance of Dead", a wonderful fresco that you can admire on the outside wall of the building, created by the painter Simone Baschenis.

In Pinzolo, just outside the village, there is one of the most famous and visited churches in Trentino. The main reason is linked to the wonderful fresco that decorates the exterior and that represents a "Dance Macabre", a recurring theme in late medieval religious representations, which served to remind the faithful that all, humble and powerful, are equal in the face of death. The work was created in the 16th century by Simone II Baschenis, a painter who lived between 1490 and 1555. It is considered the largest and most famous of the Baschenis, a family of painters who frescoed many churches in Trentino between the mid-1400s and 1500s. The Church of San Vigilio, founded in 1362 and subsequently enlarged in 1515, has a rectangular plan with 3 naves, with arches and pointed vaults supported by granite columns.


The details of the "Dance of Dead", clearly visible in the perfectly preserved fresco.

Keep in touch, stay tuned

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our news from Madonna di Campiglio: events and special dates, holiday ideas, and our top tips on skiing, hiking, bike routes, natural wellness and much more — all this with just a click!

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter

Select period and filter

Select season:

Request information


Subscribe to the newsletter


Concept, Design, Web


DMS Destination Management System

Feratel Media Technologies | 


Thank you

Your request has been sent successfully and we will reply as soon as possible. A copy of the data you have provided us with has been sent to your email address.

Thank you

We’ve sent you an email. To activate the newsletter, click on the link you will find in the message. Thank you!