Chiesa di San Giorgio

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Getting there by public transport
Varenna is served by the buses of the line D21 of the  Lecco Trasporti company (Bellano - Varenna - Esino - Ortanella) For more information, please visit:
The church is located about 900 m from the Varenna-Esino railway station (Milan - Lecco - Sondrio - Tirano line).
For information on the accessibility of the station, please visit this link:à-stazioni/Info-Accessibilità-stazioni/VARENNAESINO

The Varenna-Esino station does not provide any help service to passengers with reduced mobility. Varenna can also be reached by ferry (Gestione Navigazione Laghi company). For information, please visit:
The service can welcome passengers with reduced mobility. For more information, please visit:

Parking area
It is possible to park in the car park located about 200 meters from the church (near Villa Monastero); in Piazza San Giorgio there is 1 parking space reserved for disabled pass holders.

Information for visitors
The church can be visited every day from 8.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Passing 9 consecutive steps (14 cm high each) with handrail on both sides (84 cm above the ground) you reach the church square paved in cobblestone. Alternatively, people with motor disabilities can reach the churchyard using the double ramp (total length: 14 meters, slope of 7%, in cobblestones) located on the left of the church. The church can be accessed by passing a step (10 cm high) and one of the two side doors (103 cm wide).

Getting around
The church of S. Giorgio, located in the central square of Varenna, was built in the fourteenth century, and later modified during the baroque age. Next to the façade there is a bell tower built in 1653, which replaced the original Romanesque one.

The interior of San Giorgio, with three naves, houses remarkable works of art and has benches (seat height: 54 cm) and chairs (seat height: 43 cm).

There is the interesting Triptych of San Giorgio (1467) by Bertani, representing the Virgin with Child, Saint George and Saint Peter Martyr, located above the high altar.

The central nave can be visited without obstacles. On the side aisles there are two chapels that can be reached by passing a step (14 cm high); the altar is preceded by 3 steps (16 cm high each).

To visit the chapels located on the sides of the main altar, it is necessary to pass 3 consecutive steps (16 cm high each).