San Giovanni Church

Erice, Italy

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista has existed since 1339, but during the centuries it has gone through many changes and enlargements. It is characterized by a double façade with walls, of a severe light and shade intensity that culminates with an ample and splendid dame. The church was built in a panoramic position of particular beauty, that still allows the admiration of the valley and the coast up to Mount Cofano. Today it is used as an auditorium since it is no longer a place of worship. Inside the church of San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist) one can admire a sculpture depicting San Giovanni Evangelista- Saint John the Evangelist by Antonino Gagini and a statue of San Giovanni Battista - Saint John the Baptist, a work by Antonello Gagini.

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Via San Giovanni 4, Erice, Italy
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Founded: 1339
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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www.turismo.trapani.it

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Francesco Spina (2 years ago)
Beautiful view of the coast and of Monte Cofano in the distance
Francesco Spina (2 years ago)
Beautiful view of the coast and of Monte Cofano in the distance
Dan M (2 years ago)
Not for the Church but definitely for the amazing Landscape Don't expect anything special with this Church else you'll be disappointed. But the amazing view on Sicily below is absolutely worth the walk and your time, even if you have few of it in Erice. The view on Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (Mount Hood) is stunning, if you have a clear weather of course. So I'd recommend, if you can afford to be flexible with your schedule, to choose a day with a clear weather before climbing to Erice.
Dan M (2 years ago)
Not for the Church but definitely for the amazing Landscape Don't expect anything special with this Church else you'll be disappointed. But the amazing view on Sicily below is absolutely worth the walk and your time, even if you have few of it in Erice. The view on Riserva Naturale Orientata Monte Cofano (Mount Hood) is stunning, if you have a clear weather of course. So I'd recommend, if you can afford to be flexible with your schedule, to choose a day with a clear weather before climbing to Erice.
Laura Naturally (2 years ago)
This place is beautiful
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