The church of St. Giorgio in Mandello is placed on the wayfarer’s trail and it is a real gem of the Romanesque with frescoes dated back to the late fifteenth century.
The church of St. Giorgio is placed along the wayfarer’s trail and overlooks Mandello del Lario.
It is a typical romanesque building dated back to the Dark Ages with a unique nave with trussed roof and single-lancet windows. The apse under the presbytery and the sculpted columns with ribbons and Greek crosses is dated back to the same period.
The wide frescoes’ cycle dated back to 1475-17485 on the most walls of the nave, of the triumphal arch and presbytery is of a great interest.
Further to the devotional pictures (on the southern wall), on the presbytery’s back there is the Crucifixion, but the visitor is impressed by the triumphal arch in which the Judge Christ is depicting among the prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah, the crowd of angels, groups of Patriarchs and figures of Saints.
On the right wall there is the Hell: the devil is its keeper and a crowd of damned, the seven capital vices are depicted too. While instead on the left wall is represented the Resurrection of the righteous, greeted by St. Peter, St. Paul and the Virgin Mary, who access to the sky according to a hierarchy represented by the floors of a castle.
Church of St. Giorgio Via San Giorgio, 23826 Mandello del Lario – Lecco