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S. Giovanni Battista, Varenna

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  • This church is the most ancient in Varenna, and one of the oldest in Lake Como area, and it's a true hidden gem. Originally built before year 1000, it was enlarged in 1151, and restored in its... 
    This church is the most ancient in Varenna, and one of the oldest in Lake Como area, and it's a true hidden gem. Originally built before year 1000, it was enlarged in 1151, and restored in its...  more »
  • The small Saint John the Baptist church dates back to the 11th century and still preserves (parts of) awesome 16th century frescoes decorating the apse and the triumphal arch. On the south-facing... 
    The small Saint John the Baptist church dates back to the 11th century and still preserves (parts of) awesome 16th century frescoes decorating the apse and the triumphal arch. On the south-facing...  more »
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  • An ancient church dating back to the 12th century with some interesting frescos around its interior. According to an information board in the church, the main fresco in the nave was lost and only rediscovered in the 1960s.
  • Small church, closer in scale to a chapel, with some interesting frescoes.

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