Chiesa di San Giorgio

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Via G. Garibaldi, Bellagio, Italy

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Chiesa di San Giorgio Feb 06, 2017
The small Romanesque church of San Giorgio (Saint George) can be found next to the Town Hall in Bellagio. This church dates back to between 1080 and 1120.

The side walls of the church are built from blocks of stone with loopholes in the small portal representative of the style at that time. Originally the apse and altar faced east but were subsequently moved to the opposite side, making the entrance opening to the street.

In the interior you will find the status of Our Lady of the Belt which is traditionally carried in procession in September each year as part of harvest celebrations. A chapel adjoining the church (built in 1658) is home of the Brotherhood of the Belted.

Also inside is a fresco dating from the 11th century, the Madonna of the Girdle.

The church has a bell tower which straddles Salita Genazzini, through which you can walk to the town's public library.
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gillybob says:
Thank you. I too have lots of Italy to see (and eat).
Posted on: Mar 30, 2017
planxty says:
The whole place sounds delightful. Italy is a country I have not visited nearly enough. I've only been twice.
Posted on: Mar 28, 2017
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