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Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, Genoa
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Dating back to the sixth century, Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea is one of the oldest remaining churches in the area, with one very striking feature: its ceiling. Look up to see this masterwork completely coated in bright paintings and gilded in gold. If you manage to visit during sunset, the Baroque-style interior seems to glow under the sunlight. While much of the interior is original, the outside was completely reconstructed in 1894. For Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea and beyond, use our Genoa travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Genoa vacation.
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  • Strolling Saturday night for Genoa we found ourselves in this church opened. It was a delightful surprise, really beautiful. In the nave and cupola are frescoes of the painters Giovanni Carlone author of frescoes on the vaults and nave, Giovanni Battista Carlone author of frescoes of the evangelists and the dome, while the four large statues of the dome are are the sculptor Francis Biggi. On the main altar are placed several works including painting of the Circumcision of the painter Peter Paul Rubens in the third Chapel is another work of the painter Peter Paul Rubens "Saint Ignatius healing a maniac". I highly recommend a visit.
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  • 教堂就在索普拉纳老城门,后面的小街上,里面用金色大理石和镶嵌的金箔作装饰,显得富丽堂皇,精美异常。鲁本斯的画作更为他增添了几分魅力。 
  • If we try an example of Baroque staging in a late Renaissance church, this really is an example in point. In addition to the presence of an authentic Rubens, just exposed and visible freely, striking all the interior finishes. Inlaid coloured marbles, fit among them drawing geometric motifs and pilasters. At the heart of the geometries are embedded marble cushions as if they were gems cabochon. In following the mass, I was often distracted to look at these particular showcasing how the quality of know-how of the craftsmen of yore were not assessed in the same proportion today. Just imagine how many hours of labor would be required to accomplish these days a production like this.
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  • An impressive church beside Piazza del Ferrari. Beautiful interiors
  • It's a small church located near piazza dei Ferrari, of Baroque style and decorated up to the limit to not find not only corner without marble or gold. Impressive.
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  • To visit!!
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  • Beautiful temple. We made a stop-a visit and were on our way to the old town
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  • Beautiful church, one of the few with the heat coming from the floor. Also wonderful paintings!
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