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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

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Address: Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124, Genoa, Italy
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Not so busy church with really unique marble.

We stumbled upon this church walking back form the cable-car to the castles on top of the mountain. We walked inside and the first thing that got me was the massive size of the... read more

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San Francisco, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this church walking back form the cable-car to the castles on top of the mountain. We walked inside and the first thing that got me was the massive size of the columns. Then, upon closer inspecting, to realize that marble columns had a different color marble inlay. It was great to see, and feel something that was... More 

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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing the richness of the interior of this church, in the forms it took at the beginning of the XVIIth century, it is hard to believe that this is due almost to the money of a single family. Yet this is what the chronicles tell us. This church, undoubtedly the most sumptuous of a city such as Genoa - which... More 

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make I visited this fabulous church twice. It has the most amazing amount of gold on the ceiling and walls - seen to best advantage when the lights are on, A highlight of my trip

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Spacious and impressive church with very detailed decoration and a feel of space and peace found in no other church we visited in the city.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is a must see. The beauty is beyond words. There is no charge to enter. You better bring a camera you will want to take some pictures.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a surprising church..externally it appears very Greek in style. Inside the art and architecture are amazing. For just a donation it is as good as most cathedrals you will see in italy

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Like another reviewer we nearly passed by but this would have been such a shame, even when you first enter it's very gloomy at first; however drop a 1euro coin in the box on the left side a little way in then......... STUNNING! I am so pleased I had that coin with me! Make sure you have one with you... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Just close to Ferrari Square. Beautiful architecture. Inside the building, one will be blown away with the beauty of the intricate craftsmanship in the construction of the building. Its artworks, amazing. A must for every tourist visiting Genoa.

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

I was stunned by the magnificence of the interior of this church. The exterior was not that impressive, and I nearly walked pass, but saw on old lady entered the church and decided to take a quick look. One of the most beautiful, I've ever seen!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just stumbled on this church. Damaged during the bombings during WW2 when numerous frescos are missing but so much to appreciate. I believe it is still a functioning church.

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