San Giovanni Battista's church

San Giovanni Battista's Church title=

Massimeno, S. Giovanni Battista medieval church

 

From the little square of the village, along a little road with walnuts, you can reach  S. Giovanni Battista church, one of the characteristic cultural element of Rendena valley.

It is a medieval church, restored in the Sixteen century and frescoed by Simone Baschenis.

On the main facade there is a big granite portal with a cross carved in the lintel; on the left there is S. Cristoforo fresco with saints and

the Rendena landsape in the background.

Above the portal there is a Madonna with Child and angels, the saints Antonio Abate and Giovanni Battista (S. Baschenis).

In the frame below there the date 1553 and the memory of the rebuilding in 1964 made by Massimeno municipality to" Francesco Comiti muratore comasco” (Como bricklayer).

The walled-in granite stoup is linked to a singular legend: people that wanted to have a baby had to put their head into the hole.

The placed where the church is placed is called "Castèl": according the popular tradition, on the plain just above at 890 mt there was the original village of Massimeno, then destroyed by a landslide or a fire. It was probably an area of a prehistoric fort, as indicated by the toponyms "Guardia" (guard) and "Torre" (tower).

Keep in touch, stay tuned

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive our news from Madonna di Campiglio: events and special dates, holiday ideas, and our top tips on skiing, hiking, bike routes, natural wellness and much more — all this with just a click!

Facebook Instagram Youtube Twitter
Close

Select period and filter

Select season:
Close

Request information


Close

Subscribe to the newsletter


Cancel
Close

Concept, Design, Web

KUMBE DIGITAL TRIBU
www.kumbe.it | info@kumbe.it 

Close

Thank you

Your request has been sent successfully and we will reply as soon as possible. A copy of the data you have provided us with has been sent to your email address.

Thank you

We’ve sent you an email. To activate the newsletter, click on the link you will find in the message. Thank you!