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Chiesa di San Giorgio, Zone
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San Giorgio is a Roman Catholic church located on the Piazza of the same name, just outside Porta Bruciata, in Brescia, region of Lombardy, Italy.HistoryA church at the site is documented since 775. In 1218, Franciscan monks erected a nearby monastery and were in possession of the church. But by 1254, they had moved to the convent and church of San Francesco. By 1429, this parish church was in a dilapidated state, and a major restoration, including present facade occurred in 1639.An inventory of works in 1826 noted to right of nave an oil painting depicting a Nativity, by Giovita Bresciano, a pupil of Lattanzio Gambara. The main altarpiece depicted was by a young Gandini and two lateral canvases depicting the St George and the Dragon and a Martyrdom of St George by Pompeo Ghitti.In addition, in the chapels on the left of the nave, there was a Virgin with Saints Francis of Paola and Leonard, by Giovanni Battista Pittoni. A canvas depicting Vigin with Francis of Sales and St Catherine was attributed to Domenico Carretti. A Sacred Heart of Jesus was attributed to Antonio Dusi. A Dead Christ with St Charles is attributed to Savani. In the sacristy are some frescoes from the original romanesque church.The church also contains 13th century frescoes including a Christ Pantocrater. The nave ceiling was decorated by Pietro Sorisene and Pompeo Ghitti with architectural decoration by Agostino Avanzo. The apse ceiling has a depiction of the Seven Angels of the Apocalypse by Ottavio Amigoni. The exterior of the apse still betrays the Romanesque architecture of the original church.
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  • Normally you go to areas to visit the pyramids but right near the parking lot in the village of Cislano there is the Church of San Giorgio and worth a visit. Built in 1400 by a pre-existing chapel is frescoed both internally and externally. The frescoes are not all in good condition but easy to read and loaded with meaning.
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  • This church which must have been the first "Parish" from this location, view the attention it enjoyed and the attachment of the inhabitants. At a certain moment of oblivion have "roll up your sleeves" and have it taken care of saving can be saved. Now, linda and clean looks to fans with all its glory. To appreciate it better it is useful to observe it, inside and out, imagining it completely painted as it was supposed to be and with colorful images. Better still if the visit is driven. Saint George and the pyramids are a perfect combination.
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  • Very nice church with a very rich interior. Outside, like many churches in Italy, does not mine.
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