Church of San Giorgio - Portofino

paolo1955

La Spezia, Italy

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Views 1036 at January – 21 – 2013


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Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy

Regional Nature Park of Portofino


Challenge Winner in European Everyday Life Group – European Chapels and/or Quaint Small Churches Challenge


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Church of San Giorgio

Strategically overlooking the Mediterranean and the town of Portofino is la Chiesa di San Giorgio. It occupies a site thought to have been used for worship possibly since pre-Christian and Roman times, when the town was known as Portus Delphini. In the early Christian period, a small chapel was built on the site, but in 1154 AD it was replaced by a church dedicated to patron saint of the town, Saint George, whose relics are said to be contained within, brought back by the Crusaders from the Holy Land. At first, the church was a typical Lombard Romanesque structure, similar to la Chiesa di San Martino, but renovations in 1691 and again in 1760 completely transformed the interior and exterior into a Baroque church. Unfortunately, la Chiesa di San Giorgio was completely destroyed in the bombardments of WWII, but the exact replica we see today was rebuilt in 1950.

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