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Rotherham, United Kingdom
November 21, 2011
From journal Genoa 2
by Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona
December 19, 2000
San Lorenzo is beautifully constructed with a striking contrast of black slate and white marble. The black-and-white pattern adorns the facade in the Pisan style and spread over the upper rows of the facade; these rows belong to different periods. Dating from the 13th century, the columns were rebuilt at the beginning of the 14th century and present the same two-colored pattern. The beautiful barrel vaults along the aisles, the dome, bell tower or campanile, and the apses area were all elegantly designed and date back to the 16th century.
The Chapel of St. John the Baptist, with interesting Renaissance sculpture is said to contain remains of the saint for whom it was named.
REMEMBER: proper attire is required in churches, cathedrals and sacred places. Shorts for both men and women are considered improper and women should also cover their bare arms.
Admission is free. Tues-Sat 9-11:30am and 3-5:30pm
From journal Genova?? I thought this was Portofino!!