Tower and Oratory of San Rocco, Lerici
Church in Lerici
At the heart of Lerici lies Piazza Garibaldi, a vibrant central square that gazes out towards the sea and is embraced by picturesque pastel-hued homes. In the summer months, this plaza bustles with tables and tourists, creating an animated atmosphere.
Within this lively hub stands the oratory of San Rocco, an edifice that traces its roots to the 13th century. Originally erected as a hospice for transient pilgrims, it later evolved into a sanctuary dedicated to the patron saint of those afflicted by the plague, a significant concern during the outbreak of 1523. Noteworthy is the bell tower, an architectural gem formed through the adaptation and transformation of a previous Roman tower. The interior of the tower preserves the historical Genoese coat of arms as a testament to its past.
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