A gem of Romanesque in Varenna hosting frescoes dated back to the fourteenth-century: here you are the church of San Giovanni Battista.
In Piazza San Giorgio in Varenna, walking down from the church of St. Giorgio, on the left of the ancient Roman forum (now the central square of Varenna) we find a real gem: the church of San Giovanni Battista.
The building has a Romanesque structure (prior 1150) with unique nave with apse and hosts great frescoes dated back to the fourteenth-century on its lateral walls (Annunciation, Visitation and Jesus’ Baptism) and a fresco dated back to the early sixteenth-century in the apse’s conch (the Saviour between the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist).
Church of San Giovanni Battista Piazza S. Giorgio – 23829 Varenna LC
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