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Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

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Address: Via Mormino Penna, Scicli, Sicily, Italy
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Magnificent late Baroque Chiesa

Another shining example of magnificent late Baroque in Scicli is Chiesa di San Giovanni Evagelista. The three-order harmonious facade matches the beauty of the bright interior... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Another shining example of magnificent late Baroque in Scicli is Chiesa di San Giovanni Evagelista. The three-order harmonious facade matches the beauty of the bright interior richly decorated with elaborate stucco ornaments and beautiful central oval painting of the ceiling. Gorgeous church!

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is off the main pedestrian street in the town centre and it has a light uplifting interior that is well worth visiting.

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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Sitting next door to the town hall and fitting perfectly in the piazza, this church is a fine example of Sicilian Baroque and infuses a sense of calm. Worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This imposing church is situated on the centrally located Via Penne. It has a magnificent Baroque frontal façade and is accessed up an imposing set of steps. Once inside it is bright and white with a spectacularly painted ceiling. Pride of place goes to very large painting with a dark background of Christ wearing a skirt which is a representation... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

one of the e best or even the best of all baroque churches in sicily with an amazing overall blue fresco walls

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is worth looking at - one of the many churches which look so impressive. We didnt know the significance of anything so probably lost out on its value

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This jewel of Sicilian Baroque is located on the pedestrianised Via Penna just along from the town hall. The wonderful exterior architecture dates from the 1760’s and the interior decorations, such as stucco and gilding date from 1854. It’s worth visiting just for the ceiling decoration alone, and although a lot smaller than the Dormas in Modica and Ragusa it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A must see while visiting Scicli there are 3 beautiful churches to see. Some of the best Baroque style we have seen ion Sicily. Awesome architecture from the outside. Very grand. A older gentlemen took us around the church and showed us a painting of Jesus on the cross and when you turn the picture upside down it reveals another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We traveled all over southern Sicily. Monica, Ragusa, and all the big tourist places but nothing compared to the three churches in Scicli. Off season, perfect weather, easy access (not typical of most of the towns in this part of the world) and absolutely stunning Baroque architecture. You will not be disappointed, but you might wonder why you spent all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

the architecture, the ambience, the people, the swifts,jacaranda trees, going to the sea at Sampiere. Punta Secca and Montalbano

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