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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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  • This Plazza was wonderful because you did not have to maneuver the steep steps just to get a bite or drink. People very friendly. While my husband enjoyed his second coffee, I went to view the church....  more »
  • Our visiting choir sang for a Mass in Chiesa di San Giorgio in May 2017. What wonderful acoustics! The inside features a beautiful triptych over the main altar, and a contemporary stained glass window...  more »
  • With so many churches in Italy, it is important to categorize ones that are "must see", worth going out of your way for and those that give you a nice quiet pitstop to enjoy the silence and reflect on...  more »
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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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