7 days in Italy-5-19 to 5/25/2022

Day 4- Cinque Terre-5/22/2022

Church of San Giovanni Battista

San Giovanni Battista is a catholic church located in the upper part of the historical center of Riomaggiore on Via Pecunia

 

The church was founded in 1340 but received a facelift in 1870 giving it a neo-Gothic facade. Original 14th-century elements, however, remain, including the rose window made of Carrera marble and the side entrances.

 

14th century rose window in white Carrera marble

 

The main portal decorated with plants motifs and two smaller Gothic doors.

 

 

Side entrances decorated with animals images.

 

You can definitely see the animals carvings here.

 

Windows on the side of the church from the 14th century.

 

The interior has tree naves.

 

The altar.

 

Christ on a wooden crucifix by Maraglino

 

View of the church from the altar.

 

Donation box next to the entrance.

 

18th century pulpit. On the right is the relief of Saint Martin

 

Triptych depicting the Virgin Mary with child and saints Rocco and Sebastian by Benedetto Antelami dating from the 15th century located in the right aisle.

 

Painting in one of the chapel.

 

Another chapel with a wooden crucifix.

 

Agati mechanical organ from 1851

 

 

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