Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
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- Chiesa di San Giovanni BattistaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewDec 01, 2013
The parish church of San Giovanni Battista is located in a small Piazza don Giovanni Minzoni, right next to Piazza Garibaldi. The church was built between the 13th and 14th century, completed in 1307, and later renovated in Baroque era. The facade features the signature two-tone white and dark serpentine facing, a large rose window of white marble under which is the main portal. An English language brochure explains further details. They also sell a Church calendar inside for those who would like an interesting souvenir and a way to keep up with all the Holy Days.
The associated bell tower was originally a watchtower, part of the fortification built by the Republic of Genova in the 13th century. In the 15th century the tower was raised, and partially rebuilt in the 18th after an earthquake. The Church also sustained extensive damage during the 2011 mudslides and I wouldn't have known that by just my brief visit here. It's a testament to the Community regarding their hard working and successful efforts bring their Village back to full strength.