Church of the Trinity and San Giovanni

Aregno, France

The Church of the Trinity and San Giovanni is a Romanesque and Pisan-style building from the 11th century. In the church's chapel, two murals depicting Doctors of the Church and Saint George slaying the dragon date from 1449 and 1458 respectively. In 2011, an archaeological evaluation was carried out on the church's nave in favor of a restoration campaign.

Like the chapels at Montegrosso and Lumio, the chapel is located in the center of the cemetery and is decorated with human and animal figures (including bears, oxen and snakes). One example is in the pinion in the vertical alignment of the door: it depicts a man removing a thorn from his foot; this is an allegory of knowledge and is fairly widespread in Romanesque buildings.

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D151 230, Aregno, France
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Founded: 11th century
Category: Religious sites in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Thierry Solacroup (2 years ago)
Small extraordinary church completely atypical 2 magnificent frescoes, 3 shades of different stones representing the trinity, and on the paving you will notice surprises within a church, this is why it is classified as historical monuments, not to be missed in Balagne!
Bienvenu Ines (2 years ago)
A surprising church due to its location, it is isolated and surrounded by the cemetery on a hill. Interesting because of its multicolored construction and the sobriety of its lines. It's worth the detour
Josephine Cobo (2 years ago)
Beautiful to see absolutely
Paulu Colombani (2 years ago)
Superb Romanesque church, perhaps the most beautiful in Corsica. It is polychrome, with beautiful sculptures on its façade. Inside, don’t miss the 15th-century frescoes. The church of Aregnu is unquestionably worth a visit.
Joël Marchand (3 years ago)
Very beautiful village. Mandatory visit. Short stop after visit to the lemon grower in front of the church to taste his good juice.
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