The church is dedicated to Saint George, a soldier in the Roman army and member of the Praetorian Guard for Roman emperor Diocletian, who was sentenced to death for refusing to renounce his Christian faith.
According to a plaque located inside the church, the structure was built in Romanesque style in 1154.
The church was revised and modified in 1691 and, at the same time, the road of Salita San Giorgio was widened, allowing the locals to reach the church from the main square of the village. A further restoration took place in 1760.
During the Second World War, the church was completely destroyed by a bomb. The reconstruction work started after the end of the conflict, in 1950, and the church was rebuilt following the plans of 1760.
Inside the church, there are the relics of Saint George, the patron saint of Portofino, brought by the sailors returning from the Crusades.
HOW TO GET THERE
You can get to the Church of San Giorgio after a short climb of about 200 meters. Passing by the church, you can reach Castello Brown after another 200 meters.
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