Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista

Central Sicily

Founded in the 14th century, the current Chiesa di San Giovanni Evangelista dates back to the 18th century. Its interior is lavished with the glorious, vivid brush strokes of Dutch painter Guglielmo Borremans (1670–1744) and his students.

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