San Giorgio di Valpolicella

San Giorgio, a hamlet of S. Ambrogio, is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The distinctive feature is the use of local stone and marble in all architectural aspects of the town, as well as the splendid panoramic position on the Conca d'Oro and Lake Garda. The name "Inganapoltròn" derives, according to most, from the steep position. According to others by the name of goddess Inanna.

The heart of the village is the Romanesque church , built in the 12th century with material recycled from a Roman temple. The temple, dedicated to the Sun and the Moon, as evidenced by some inscriptions, was the spiritual and political center of the Arusnati, a local population of Rhaetian origin.
In the Lombard age the church was also given administrative functions, and during the Crusades it became a milestone of the Templar order in the Veronese area.

The interiors are sober, but the zoomorphic capitals of the cloister, the carved decorations in the altar, and the well-preserved Romanesque frescoes are particularly remarkable.

 

YOU CAN VISIT SAN GIORGIO DURING ONE OF OUR VISITS IN VALPOLICELLA !

 

 

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