A tiny hamlet belonging to Dimaro and located on the opposite side of the Meledrio stream, Carciato has recently become a refined top class residential area. Carciato is a lively village from a cultural standpoint and in recent years, especially during the summer season, has been offering number of events housed in the old dairy, mainly dedicated to art.
The toponym, apparently coming from a marshland plant named càrice (sedge), is witnessed as early as in 1215 (Carçanum) and in 1220 (de Carza). In the 14th Century the village was run by an assembly (or Regola) of family heads. Since the 16th Century the village was part of an independent curacy with Dimaro, belonging to the Malè Parish . Only at the beginning of the 17th Century the village had a small church of its own. Under the Italian kingdom, Carciato was linked with the Presson municipality, then regained its independence under the Austrian empire. In 1928 it became part of Presson again, but regained independence along with Dimaro in 1953.
The tiny church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist is dating back to the mid-18th Century and replaces a small prayerhouse built around the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th Centuries. The sloping façade has a neoclassical portal at its centre. The interior is aisle-less and is split into two spans with two side chapels and ends in a polygonal apse.
The stucco work main altar with a marble-like painting houses a not so important canvass. The inner surface of the apse cupola boasts a painting representing the 18th Century Assumption of Holy Mary. The furnishing is enriched by wooden statues of a 197h Century Garda school.