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. See Chiesa di San Giorgio and all Varenna has to offer by arranging your trip with our Varenna trip generator.
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  • August 7, 2017
    This church is located and is very beautiful. On the market square of the Varennas she makes a good impression. It is stands on a small plateau, by a few large, wide steps accessible. From the inside impressed by medieval art! You have to see it!
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  • August 7, 2017
    Small local church located on the San Giorgio Piazza. Well restored, offers mass in English during the summer months.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Like all that have visited from Italy, a marvel, the place of the location just opposite the square gives you more eye candy, the peace that reigns inside... Not miss
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  • Lovely cathedral with old frescoes
  • Beautiful small church and the frescos inside are simple but stunning.
  • Hub of the town is the square on which raises the fourteenth-century Church of St. George, and stylistically between Romanesque and Gothic. The façade, which reflects the structure with three naves of the Church, is open by an oculus splayed and preserved alongside the portal a great fresco of St. Christopher, patron of pilgrims. Inside circular columns of black stone local mining claim a cover with cross vaults and groins. The presbytery is characterized by precious polychrome altar baluster and, while on the walls and on two columns are preserved the oldest frescoes. In the right nave a chapel opens with 18th-century altar in polychrome marble. Numerous works of art, including the triptych of St George to the high altar and the great crucifix of the Lombard school. Noteworthy is the Bell Tower of the 1653 with a remarkable 5 concert bells of 1869. Retrieved from "discovering the Tremezzina" (Francis Salazar, Edizioni New Press 2017).
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  • Beautiful church nestled in a beautiful village of Lake Como. Consecrated in 1313, the Church of St. George is a perfect example of 14th-century Lombard architecture.
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  • A very nice place!
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