Basilica di San Giacomo

Basilica di San Giacomo, Bellagio

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Malgorzata
10,740 contributions
Oct 2019
A charming church in marvelous Bellagio. The Basilica of San Giacomo was built at the turn of the 11th and 12th centuries. It is three-nave with a bell tower on the left side of the facade. The interior is richly decorated with works of art from different historical periods, including a painting attributed to Perugino, and valuable mosaics in three chapels. Definitely a nice touch to the town architecture.
Written September 30, 2020
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Raoulr89
Sittard, The Netherlands780 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
From the bouvelard to this church is a short climb of the stairs through the pitouresk village of Belaggio. The church itself looks good from the outside and is free to visit. The interior is a little bit sober. The altar looks nice, lots of gold. A visited only takes a couple minutes, not too much to see but if you are in Bellagio nice to visit it.
Written August 10, 2020
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Aragorn65
London, UK1,131 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
A beautiful church in the town centre. It is a very dark inside with lamps creates specific atmosphere. It is a worth visit.
Written August 14, 2020
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Clive C
Alfreton, UK108 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We spent a few days in bellagio and it’s a beautiful place to walk round with fantastic views. This is just one of the interesting buildings you will pass while walking. It’s really near the start of the walk to a little harbour that’s about half a mile out of town but well worth the walk
Written May 27, 2019
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Doreen2013
Glasgow, UK30 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Bells ring at 8 am every morning followed by Ave Maria, heavingly, definitely worth a visit, so peaceful.
Written June 16, 2016
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,021 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
This small church beckoned to me as a respite after battling mobs of people in Bellagio's center and climbing a long flight of steep, old steps to reach this upper section of town. I entered through a side door and found the cool air refreshing after a long time in the summer sun.

The simple Romanesque structure, built between 1075 and 1125, shows off a stone floor and stone pillars. As I looked around, I noted a small wooden 12th-century crucifix and a beautiful 16th-century altarpiece. I found this to be a charming place and much more inviting than the massive cathedrals where I have been.

Many others seemed to be seeking sanctuary on the hot day. All remained quiet and respectful. I sat for a while in one of the pews, contrasting the frenzy outside and the peace within. I consider this church to be a most worthwhile stop, regardless of the time of year.
Written July 6, 2015
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Living_our_Dream
Travelling Europe149 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
'Interesting example of the Roman-Lombard art (XII cent.), built between 1075 and 1125 by the Masters of Como. Inside mosaics of the early '900, rich altar of the end of '500, a "Deposition of Christ" by the Perugino school, an archaic cross (XII cent.), a triptych by Foppa (1432), a polychrome wooden sculpture of the "Buried Christ" of the Spanish-Baroque school.'

Though not well lit, even on a bright, sunny day, the interior is worth a look, and much more exciting than the very plain exterior. I was particularly taken with the Romanesque (or possibly earlier) ambo or pulpit with carved beasts on front and one side.
Written May 15, 2014
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RoadTripper516
Wilmington, DE5,487 contributions
Oct 2019
This Romanesque church has been restored to hold centuries of church art and sculpture. Small, rich and a quiet place to reflect its history and purpose. Intimate and worth a visit.
Written February 13, 2020
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fireescape2000
Steamboat Springs, CO37 contributions
Sep 2019
Walking the streets of Bellagio, we came to the Basilica. We looked in but did not go in. I was in shorts and did not want to show disrespect. The place was a masterpiece. To go further, when we left the Basilica, the bells went of as if to say have a good visit.
Written October 28, 2019
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Edgar
Alvaston, UK310 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
On a nice center of Bellagio you will find this lovely church on d middle of the shopping area and restaurant and on route to Punta Spartivento d end point of Belaggio with breath taking view of lake como from there you can see Varenna.
Written September 23, 2019
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