Church of San Giovanni Battista

Church of San Giovanni Battista, Riomaggiore

Church of San Giovanni Battista

Church of San Giovanni Battista
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain9,529 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Church of San Giovanni Battista is the main church of Riomaggiore, one of the five towns located in Cinque Terre National Park, in La Spezia. It is a nice church located in the center of the old town. We could not enter here because it was closed, so we only saw it from outside. Next time.
(See also Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre)
Written May 2, 2020
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jcjcjc
15 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Lovely views from the square outside. The church is very beautiful, and was empty on the rainy day when I was there. There is a lift connecting the square in front of the church up to the upper road that leads to the castle.
Written September 22, 2019
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BiddyNZ
Dunedin, New Zealand278 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
The church itself is very pretty, very similar to numerous Italian small-town churches - cool in the summer, and a gentle quiet reflective place to sit, soak up the beauty in the knowledge that people have worshipped here for centuries.

This church sits in a really lovely Piazza, a very big open space by Riomaggiore standards, with a lovely view down onto the town.

And best of all, don't forget to keep walking to see the wee castle at the top of the hill - climb the few stairs and the view (and photos) from the top make it worth the walk.

I was there during the July 2015 heatwave - go early in the morning to avoid the heat but also the crush of tourists from the boats which start arriving about 10am...
Written July 4, 2015
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Maurício
Porto Alegre, RS383 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
In the mid of the way to the small castle, it is a worth stop. Beautiful stone middle-ages church. 10 minutes to visit is ok.
Written August 23, 2014
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fional943
Ballarat, Australia2,115 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
The Church of San Giovani Battista is free to visit and open to travellers.
It is intimate, yet full of history, complete with the statues and stained glass as well as items belying its central role withing the fishing village of Riomagioree
After the grandiose churches of Florence, it made a pleasant change in scale and visitor numbers.
We had it to ourselves and enjoyed our visit!
Written July 22, 2014
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17KAG
Edmonton, Canada3,618 contributions
Sep 2019
We stopped here for a look while doing our walking day around Riomaggiore. Beauatiful village church and view of the town.
Written December 2, 2019
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A Wandering Web Travels
Calgary, Canada178 contributions
Jul 2018 • Business
This lovely church with Romanesque architecture is worth a visit. It is in the upper part of the village but is worth the walk to get there. There is a little cafe nearby where you can stop for a snack and drink and enjoy the view. This church was built in 1340, is quiet, and simply beautiful in its structure.
Written March 14, 2019
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FrenchCactus
Paris, France123 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
This review isn't exactly for the church itself but for the views that you can get from up there. Not many people went and it would be sad to miss it! Walk past the church to get an amazing view on the colored houses in the valley and the mountains. If you walk further up towards Castello di Riomaggiore, you'll get another one on the cliffs and the sea.
Written September 23, 2018
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walk46
Riomaggiore, Italy36 contributions
Nov 2016
The allure of San Giovanni the Battisti Church in Riomaggiore is unique. It is grand and simple in forms reflecting the Genoese monastic churches typical of the 13th century. The art pieces present are kept with pride and respect by the local inhabitants. These cherished stones, religious objects and art works express the years of hard work by ancestors and continued by descendants today. The interior ambience as well as the external square create a peaceful and relaxing area. The local children play their games and the women would sit on church steps to chat and watch their children. The surrounding views are emotionally overwhelming – come and see for yourself.
Written October 29, 2017
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NMG334
Yorktown Heights, NY354 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Beautiful little church at top of town near castle. Nice peaceful setting. Follow the wide set of stairs as you head toward the top of the town. Walk is pretty steep, but take it slow to enjoy this charming local church.A good excuse if you are looking for a little exercise or to take a walk.
Written July 23, 2016
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