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Chiesa di S.Giorgio, Portofino: 7 reviews and 15 photos

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by MikeAtSea

At the time of the post-war reconstruction, the excavations brought to light a square-planned chapel, which is believed to be the little church around which the Longobardic Arimannia was gathered.
A memorial stone placed inside the church commemorates the first reconstruction in Romanesque style of 1154. In 1691 the church was completely rebuilt and, on that occasion, also the road coming up from the village was widened. After being modified and enlarged again in 1760, this road was eventually struck right in the centre by a bomb in 1944. In 1950 the church had already been rebuilt after its former structure, some altars were restored and new furnishings replaced the old ones which had been destroyed.
The relics of Portofino?s patron Saint are kept in the church, brought here by the seamen returning from the Crusades.

Address: Portofino

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  • Written Nov 6, 2006
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