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Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Genoa

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See the sacred bowl that's rumored to be the chalice Christ used in the last supper at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Most of this grand, historic cathedral was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, but a church has been on this site since the fifth or sixth century. Gaze up at the ceiling frescoes, admire the statues of St. John the Baptist and the Virgin Mary, and discover other religious artworks. Visit the Museum of the Treasury under the cathedral to see the vast collection of jewelry and silverware from 9 CE to the present. Plan your visit to Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Genoa trip builder.
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  • The Cathedrale di San Lorenzo is considered a true masterpiece of Genoa, presenting a special and unique beauty. I strongly recommend  more »
  • Looks great inside and out. Free entry, but make sure you come before 12 or after 15 as otherwise you cannot walk around inside and get stuck just after the doors. Access to the towers seems to be pai...  more »
  • I love this Cattedrale, it has also a ww2 bomb in the Cattedrale that is still there, plus the church has San Lorenzo body in the church, a must see..  more »
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  • Beautiful. One of my favorite churches so far. So unique with the black and white marble throughout. We enjoyed sitting on the steps outside to enjoy our gelato after exploring the church - there was a local band playing traditional Italian music and we were swept away! Also really close to many other tourism attractions. I highly recommend!!
  • Gorgeous Italian cathedral, although there's no lack of pretty churches in Genova!
  • Wonderful church. Cathedral. Built around 1200. Very very interesting. Here there is a very beautiful treasure. Located perfectly between the touristical port and the historical centre of the town.
  • Beautiful cathedral in the heart of Genoa.
  • The outside is grand, unique, and lovely. However the inside was blocked off when we went, all we got to see was the view from the back door. It looked pretty but I wish we could have gone further inside...:-(

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Located just steps from the city's famous tourist sites, Genoa's centrally located B&Bs and hotels offer comfortable lodgings suitable for all tastes and budgets. To avoid the expense and stress of driving and parking in Genoa's central districts, look for a boutique hotel just outside the city center. Staying out of the busy heart of Genoa is a practical and affordable compromise, offering a good base for exploring numerous fishing villages located along the coastline. Hostels operating in residential areas also offer private parking and easy access to buses into the center of town.
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