MARKET DAY: Monday
PORT: Porto - Lungolago Barbarani
PHARMACY: Madonna del Soccorso - Via Gardesana, 1205
HOSPITALS: Pronto Soccorso Malcesine - Via Gardesana, 37; Ospedale Orlandi di Bussolengo - Via Ospedale, 4/6
Pai is a small hamlet of Torri del Benaco. The ancient name 'Palli', possibly deriving from the discovery of pile dwellings in the area, changed over time to Pai, as stated in a document of 1372.
Worthy of attention are the rock engravings found between Torri del Benaco and Pai, near the village of Crér, natural slates modelled in the Ice Age. Engravings of weapons and stylised human figures can be seen at the Roccia delle Griselle.
The ancient village is perched on the side of Monte Baldo and still bears the remains of the fortifications that Barbarossa had demolished. The small Church of San Marco, dating back to the 7th century, used to be the ancient castle chapel and was enlarged in the 17th century.
It houses a wonderful wooden statue of the Madonna and Child from the 15th century, picturesque frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries and a baptistery from 1522.
Another church is that of San Gregorio. As the story goes, it was supposed to be the parish church until the Countess, by then an old woman, decided to 'move' it to San Marco since it was closer to her residence.