Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa

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The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is a Catholic cathedral in Genoa, northern Italy; its decoration employed the major baroque studios and artists in Genoa in the 17th century.It is named Vastato because the area where it was built was outside the walls of the city, in an area where houses had been demolished (devastated) for defensive reasons. In Latin, vastinium referred to a safety belt within the protective bastions.HistoryThe church was begun by the Franciscans in 1520 in a site previously occupied by the small church of Santa Maria del Prato, belonging to the Humiliati. Works were however halted in 1537, and in 1591 the Lomellini family continued the reconstruction, directed by Taddeo Carlone.In the early 17th century the rich Baroque decoration was executed, with Andrea Ansaldo in charge of completing the works, and in particular the dome. The current Neoclassicist façade dates to 1830-1840s, designed by Carlo Barabino. The church was damaged by Allied bombings during World War II.Interior decoration of the naveArtists responsible for the interior decoration include Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione with St. James defeats Moors; Giovanni Bernardo Carbone (GBC) with St. James opens Coimbra gates to King Ferdinand; Valerio Castello with Martyrdom of St. James and St. Peter christens St. James, Giovanni Domenico Cappellino with Preaching of the apostle, Domenico Piola with Martyrdom of the saint, Giovanni Lorenzo Bertolotti with Aurelio and Giovanni, Aurelio Lomi with Daughters of Zebedee introduce Jesus & saints.
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  • The Church of 5身 a unique appearance. Chancel is filled with frescoes in blue uniform, especially the ceiling paintings great. Ceiling frescoes in the Chapel, except most of it as is.
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  • Is due to the construction of the present Church of Franciscans in the late Gothic style: construction began in 1520 but the Church was completed. In 1582 the Lomellini undertook to pay all jobs in Exchange for the use of the Church as a family Chapel. Under their patronage was the largest undertaking artistic and architectural painting of the 17th century Genoese was directed from 1615 by Giovanni Domenico and James Box door. Was given a Baroque appearance by creating spaces to enter the twelve large paintings for which you know: it's no coincidence you have defined a Genoese art history museum ' 600, with works painted by some of the greatest artists liguri del tempo.
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  • Zenji columned façade is a magnificent Church. Inside the gorgeous luxury. Stood a giant marble columns, are crammed with colorful frescoes and painted ceilings are ornate decorated with pure gold. Many altarpieces are especially one such as this.
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  • Fantastic place. Very unique church. One of a kind. Interior is awesome. My wife cried. Must see in Genova.
  • Excuse me? How can this be so overlooked on TripAdvisor or elsewhere? Easily the best church in Genoa. And definitely one of the few very best in Italy and perhaps Europe! Must check out!!!
  • MUST SEE - great church with amazing architecture and style. Go to see it - worth every effort.
  • This church is particolar for his principal facade in Barocco style and the big staircase in which who can find students and young peoples taking a break from study indeed it is close to via Balbi, wonderful street famous for his old buildings and his university.
  • Really nice paintings on the ceiling. Shame it got damaged and some parts are still being repaired.

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