Today was a beautifully hot day that started in the Villa Maderni gardens to meet and greet. The afternoon took us just steps out of the villa’s wooden doors to a historic tour of Riva San Vitale. The three “big” churches or rather the only three churches in this small town are: Church of S. Croce, Baptistry of S. Giovanni, and the other I do not recall the name but it only holds service maybe once a year and we did not go inside. I was most taken by the Church of S. Croce for the beautiful craftsmanship. The facade boast three carved wooden doors representing the holy trinity that are captivating and in great conditions for being over 400 years old. The interior is just as impressive and recently renovated for two years, notably the intricate marble cut floor.