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I love visiting churches mainly to admire the architecture and décor. This one was no exception.
Of key interest, though, was information on the floods and the impact of those on the church. They've certainly done a good job of bringing it back to its...More
In this quit place, my thought drowns, feelings of freedom of life;
it has splendid striped facade, construct with white stone and green serpentine from a local quarry and is adorned by a beautiful rose window, in Gothic style.
The ancient church of San Cristofero,...More
My wife, two children and I went to Sunday mass at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in Monterosso al Mare in July 2018. The church provided a little prayer book in Italian and it was interesting to say "Our Father" in Italian. The altar and...More
This is a nice little church that felt warm and inviting. We found the founding date 1307 on one of the marble columns. There's also an equally old wooden carved statue of St. Anthony. The façade had no marble, but a painted stripe look of...More
It was strange that the same stone work was used throughout the entire region but it worked, as they were all lovely !! Interiors varied greatly but the colours were dominant. This was a 13th Century example and had a stunning Altar and other artifacts...More
Despite this church being the only one to view there was another church close by which for 1 euro you could go behind the alter and see how complex these buildings really were. Back to the Giovanni Battista church, this was worth the visit after...More
This Church is near the main square in old town. It was restored after the floods from 6 years or so ago. What I enjoyed the most was the openness and architecture also. It had a striped motif and a clock that seemed to be...More