The Chiesetta di S. Valentino at the end of the valley of the same name, a treasure chest of ancient frescoes by Dionisio, was built for the "sickness of the beasts", that is, to bless the herds that moved around the pastures of the rich pastures around.
The frescoes of the Baschenis in the church of San Valentino
San Valentino churchBuilt in the end of the fourteenth century, the little church is dedicated to San Valentino, martyr at the time of the Claudio Emperor. The present church is the rebuilding of an ancient chapel built for the protection of animals by Vigo, Darè and Villa people. The church has a little bell tower with the oldest bell of Giudicarie, dating back to the beginning of the fifteenth century. Inside there are many frescos by Simone Baschenis, portraying some saints and evangelists.
Other churches in Javrè frescoed by the Baschenis
The Baschenis in the Church of Santa Maria Assunta
Santa Maria Assunta churchIt is one of the oldest churches of the valley, built on a chapel of the year one thousand. It was painted by Simone Baschenis and it has a Romanesque thirty-five metres high bell tower. Inside there is one nave in refined stucco of the eighteenth century; there is a side altar with columns and one capital with a wooden crucifix. The high altar in white marble comes from Breguzzo, and behind it there is the Christ crucifix painted by Simone Baschenis.