The little church of “San Giovanni ai Prati Liendri” – St. John – dates back to the early sixteenth century. The church was built by the Scopoli family, notaries from the Fiemme Valley.
The church was used in the early days by charcoal burners and peasants, who were used to spend their working seasons at altitude, by the pastures of San Giovanni and Caltena.
In the eighteenth century, the church was donated to the Community of Mezzano, which still celebrates (on June 24) the feast of St. John the Baptist and the Evangelist, to whom the church is dedicated.
Together with the churches of San Vittore, San Silvestro and Santa Romina, the church of San Giovanni is one of the four edges of an almost perfect cross called “La Crosèra”. The cross, formed by two imaginary straight lines, was in the past a symbol of protection and devotion for the community of Primiero.
The church of San Giovanni is normally closed to the public, but it is possible to visit it by asking the sexton of Mezzano for a visit.