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In order to fight any further diffusion of Covid-19, people are advised to be very cautious when meeting others. A distance of a meter or so must be kept - and a face mask (better if surgical) worn when being indoor - in case of any personal encounters.
.:. Though Milan and Lombardy are still at risk, some behaviours are allowed. Not only shops are at work, and bars and restaurants may serve, but also museums, theaters and cinemas operate again. Starting from Friday, August 6, however, entrance to many indoor venues is allowed only to people who can provide one of the COVID-19 green certifications, in paper or digital format, issued in order to certify they got an anti-SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, healed from COVID-19, or passed a fast or molecular antigen test with negative result for the SARS-CoV-2 virus performed within the last 48 hours. Curfew suspended.
.:. Official news at the YesMilano website.

 
Destination San Giacomo  is the destination  No. 22
in our visiting tour on Lake Como. A list of destinations is available, each with an audioguide. We travel northbound, from Como to Piona.

   Bellagio  Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 
Point of Interest map

From Bellagio's landing stage where the ferries dock you can take one of the many narrow, stepped streets up to Via Garibaldi, the main road running through the historic centre. On the left side, with your back to the lake, you come to the square where the church of San Giacomo is located.

The Basilica of San Giacomo was erected between 1125 and 1150, enlarged in the Baroque period and recently restored. All that remains of the original building are three apses with a series of external dentils and small arches on the cornice and, in the interior, four capitals and the symbols of the Evangelists worked in relief on the ambo where the gospels were read.
The campanile was originally a tower, part of the long-gone walls of the town.
Inside the church, along the left aisle is an altar with a Deposition attributed to the school of Perugino; in the right aisle, a copy of the 16th-century Madonna of the Graces ascribed to Foppa (the original is kept in the sacristy).

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