S. Giovanni Battista, Varenna

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  • How many churches do you need to see in Italy? This one is really special as the frescoes on the walls and nave date back to the 1300's. There is a plaque at the entrance that explains the history of ...  more »
  • This is the oldest church in Varenna and is worth a look if a moment or two. I heard it was not open very often so when I saw it was I went in. Very simple and beautiful.  more »
  • A truly rustically simple but quite beautiful ancient church on the main square well worth a quick visit.  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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  • Still in the Centre in a beautiful location. Visit.
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