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There is an interesting lemon museum at the Castèl lemon house, which is open for visitors in the summer months. Limone’s heritage, in the form of the lemon houses and olive oil mill, can be visited (see more information in boxes) in the summer months, while the three older churches – St Peter (a small Romanesque chapel from the 12th century), St Benedict (17th century) and St Rocco(16th century) – are also interesting sights. Above the town is the area of the Tesol, which houses the centre for the Comboni Missionaries. This religious movement was founded by Daniele Comboni (who was born in Limone in the19th century and who was sanctified in 2003). There is a small chapel and museum on the site. A curious medical story also put the tiny Lake Garda town of Limone on the map: In the late 1970s, doctors in Milan doing a routine medical check-up discovered high levels of cholesterol in one of their patients (who was originally from Limone) but, surprisingly, none of the attendant damage or symptoms that they would normally expect. Researching it further, they discovered that three members of the family – and eventually a small proportion of the population of Limone – possessed a certain type of protein which apparently reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, despite what was hailed as a potential breakthrough at the time, a treatment based on the protein has not yet appeared on the market.