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Plain Lombard style church which dominates the upper town

Sadly a damp day to visit this 14th century church, with grey stone which broods over the town as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Well worth the walk up the hill from the ferry terminal. Great restaurants and shops just down the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim L
Houston, Texas
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Piazza San Giorgio 25, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

My daughter chose this church to get married in. On the day it was just magical!!!! As it is quite a busy little square, the traffic stopped as the beautiful church bells started ringing at her arrival! Inside it was so lovely (not too big)...More

2  Thank Agnes V
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Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

In the main square of this quiet and beautiful village. This town reminds us of the villages in cinque terre. Quite hilly and colourful. Walk on the back roads up hill and then down to the square and around the the waterfront returning to the...More

1  Thank Tweetcoz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly a damp day to visit this 14th century church, with grey stone which broods over the town as one approaches by ferry. Walking up from the lakefront into the piazza, the church looms above the square with its later-built bell tower to the right....More

Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the walk up the hill from the ferry terminal. Great restaurants and shops just down the hill towards the lake.

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is at the center of Varenna's main piazza. It was originally consecrated in 1313 but restored in the mid 1950's and reconsecrated in 1961. The church is a vital part of this community and the bells can be heard throughout the day. This...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful little church and no fee to go inside a must see and hearing the bells ring is so charming I loved it

Thank JeanineW_209
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Varenna was just a beautiful quiet small town to relax. We stay here for 2 nights, more for the fact that there is a direct train connection to Milan. Love staying in this town, much better than somewhat overrated Bellagio short distance across the lake.

Thank Zorro_ICW
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A lovely old church and bell tower in the town square. The bells ring every half hour with extended ringing at 12 noon. Also each morning. Lots of history.

Thank doylemj2018
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

It seems hard to imaging going to Italy if you did not love churches !!! This one is very old and has some lovely bits and pieces to see. Not open all the time but at least when open there is no ticket to buy...More

Thank James L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Well worth popping into...unostentatious but really nice and some interesting artwork. Just in the village square close to Tourist Information

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

If you would like to visit churches in Italy, this is one to see. Although modest and plain, it is serene and quiet. Right in the heart of the main piazza of the town, it is not to be missed. In addition, it had some...More

Thank drphibes20
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

This very pretty church is located in the main square of the high part of the city and it is a great landmark of this lovely square. Fairly simple inside but with some interesting features

Thank rickyspa1
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December 12, 2016|
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Response from Nonaleyone | Reviewed this property |
Also, you could contact the church or Varenna and ask. There is a monastery down the street a short ways on the lake which would be a beautiful venue.