"chiesa di San Giovanni Battista" Scanno Things to Do Tip by call_me_rhia

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  chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
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  • chiesa di San Giovanni Battista - Scanno
      chiesa di San Giovanni Battista
    by call_me_rhia
  • chiesa di San Giovanni Battista - Scanno
 

The church of Saint John the baptist used to be the least interesting of all the Scanno churches and was probably built in the first hald of the sixteen century. I say "used to be" because it is now one of the most interesting ones - not for its original decorations, but for the exhibition of vative statues, all life-size.

Each saint has a little sign at his feet which explains the people he protects, and their illnesses or characteristics. One example is Saint Biagio (Saint Blaise?), who used to protect people from throat-related problems, as well as to heal colds. The wooden statue at the back is, obviously, that of Saint John.

Directions: in the old town

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 18, 2007
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