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“Built in 1340”

Church of San Giovanni Battista
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Riomaggiore
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Houston, Texas
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“Built in 1340”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

The church, which is located in the upper part of the village, is open to the public without an entry fee. Built on the side of the hill, it was constructed in 1340 under the direction Antonio Fieschi, Bishop of Luni. In 1870 the church went through a major reconstruction. It was widened, and the façade rebuilt. The lancet windows and the two Gothic doors are the only elements of the original structure. The interior of the church is somewhat unusual in that it has three aisles, separated by large oval arches, rather than two. A commemorative sign outside the church summarizes its history and talks about future plans for renovation.

Visited December 2013
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