Chiesa di San Giorgio, Varenna

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Admire medieval stonemasonry at Chiesa di San Giorgio, overlooking Lake Como. The church features three naves, placed on cylindrical pillars and sharp arches. Built between 1250 and 1300, the stone structure includes a large rose window above the massive entrance doors. A tall rectangular bell tower with a clock was added in 1653. A large wooden crucifix hovers above the main altar under magnificent vaulted ceilings, while the floor is covered with black marble. Put Chiesa di San Giorgio on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Varenna attractions planner .
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  • Beautiful architectural and pictorial. The Church offers, to those who wish, possibility of prayer and meditation.
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  • You will find in the center of Varenna. The Interior of the Church is simple and devout. If the traveler has a time worth the visit for a few minutes of calm and uplift.
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  • San Giorgio was the nicest church in Varenna, If you only have time for one church. Then visit this one. Beautiful inside.  more »
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  • Small church, closer in scale to a chapel, with some interesting frescoes.
  • At the low end of the square stands the Church of St John the Baptist, dating from the eleventh century. Inside, 16th century frescoes decorating the apse and the triumphal arch. On the southern wall, traces of three figures: Saint Christopher with the little Jesus, St. George on horseback, St John the Baptist; on the other, great Epiphany. Noteworthy, the triptych of Madonna and child, Saint George and Saint Martin. The Romanesque Bell Tower, built around the Lake, bells of 1730. Retrieved from "discovering the Tremezzina" (Francis Salazar, Edizioni New Press 2017).
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  • Small but very nice, excellent example of Romanesque construction
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  • Baptist
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  • Still in the Centre in a beautiful location. Visit.
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