Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
This is a beautiful old church. It’s in the old part of town. It’s doors were wide open in the afternoon. It looks old and well maintained. I liked it a lot.
Written 26 February 2024
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited this church when we stopped in Monterosso. It was an interesting, but small church with a bit of history. Entry is free and it is nice to have a look around.
Written 7 August 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,910 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a very striking church, with its facade of alternating bands of black/green serpentine and white marble. It’s located in the historic centre of old Monterosso. Opposite is a similarly zebra-striped oratory and, together they make a charming scene.
Built between 1244-1307 and renovated in the Baroque style, the church is a great survivor. It has survived pirate raids in the 16th century and was completely flooded in 1966, then again in 2011. Two small plaques on the outside wall record the high water mark. It’s quite sobering to see high high the muddy water and debris reached. It would have been well over our heads.
Inside the dramatic black and white continues with striped columns and arches. The high altar is a rather grand affair with white marble cherubs and Baroque-styled curves and scrolls but the side walls are plain and largely undecorated.
Those with keen eyes can spot the original date of the church inscribed on a column on the left.
The church is dedicated to John the Baptist. A faded fresco above the main entry door shows St John baptising his cousin, Jesus, on the banks of the Jordan River.
Entry to the church is free (donations are appreciated).
Written 2 January 2023
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Rainbows848
Northern Ireland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Lovely tranquil space in a busy tourist area. The black and white stone is apparently from that area and that is why it is often seen in these churches.
Written 20 August 2022
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dapper777
Monaco64,391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
The church is in the center of the village.
it is very beautiful.
The interior of this parish church has three naves and presents a basilica plan, with the walls diverging in the direction of the choir and the presbitery, in order to give the optical illusion of a greater grandeur and width.
Among the art works housed inside, with particular artistic interest, is a painting, in a large gilded frame, depicting "the Madonna of the Rosary with St. Dominic and St. Joseph" of the Florentine school, from 1580, probably from the school of Luca Cambiaso and a Crucifixion by unknown Genoese of the seventeenth century. Inside are preserved the baptismal font from 1360, a white marble pulpit and the high altar from 1734. One of the columns bears an inscription engraved in medieval characters.
The main altar has a choir with wooden stalls.
A very pretty and suggestive church. To visit.
Written 23 October 2021
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clevertravelers
Newtown, PA341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Very different and unique. Felt quite homey inside actually. We can imagine how important this church is/was to the families of fishermen.
Written 8 August 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,824 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a very nice church in the heart of the village. It is the only church I have ever seen with black and white stripes. It is worth stopping to go inside of.
Written 28 July 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain22,078 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista is the main church located in the old town of Monterosso al Mare, one of five towns in Cinque Terre National Park, in the North of Italy. You can see it, when you walk around this very nice old town, it is a very beautiful church with a main facade in white and black typical in some parts of Italy. Very nice.
(See also Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and Borgo Antico)
Written 6 May 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The church was constructed under Genoese maritime republic rule between 1244 and 1307. It is a splendid example of Ligurian Gothic architecture with its alternating black and white stripes of marble and serpentinite. The church's facade presents a notably large rose window above the entrance door. The interior is black and white marble and houses a collection of sculptures and paintings.
Written 11 March 2020
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This Catholic church is located downtown Monterosso. The black and white facade makes it very easy to find. It has a gorgeous rose window above the main arched entrance. Once you get inside, you will see the black & white columns and a very ornate alter. The church can seem as if it doesn't have much originality, but it is very old and definitely worth a look.
Written 31 December 2019
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