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Chiesa di S. Filippo Neri, Genoa

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San Filippo Neri is a Baroque church on via Lomellini in central Genoa. The order of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri had arrived in Genoa in 1643, under the sponsorship of the Oratorian and Marchese Camillo Pallavicini who was born in Genoa. Originally housed in the church of San Pancrazio, by 1674 the order began a move to this new site and built their church and chapter house on the site of a former palace of the Lomellino family.The nearby building on via Brignole De Ferrari houses the chapter house for the Oratory of Philip Neri. Designed by the architect Giovanni Battista Montaldo, it was built during the same period as the church. It is not clear who designed the church.InteriorThe ornate interior decoration was begun in 1674. The quadratura and some of the gilded and stucco decoration were completed by 1706 by Antonio Maria Haffner, the brother of the Bolognese painter Enrico Haffner. The nave ceiling frescoes of the Glory of St Philip Neri were completed by 1714 by Marcantonio Franceschini, who also painted the cornices with Miracles and Life of the Saint.In the first chapel to the right are two statues of Mansuetude and Divine Love by Domenico Parodi, the son of Filippo Parodi. On the lateral walls are paintings by Giacomo Boni and Enrico Vaymer depicting Events in the life of St Francis of Sales.
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  • The Church of san Felipe Neri and the adjacent oratorio form an interesting monument complex in the context of the historical center of Genoa and which deserve a visit. The Church houses valuable paintings (Legnanino, Domenico Piola, Marcantonio Franceschini) and sculptures (Domenico Parodi, Domenico Guidi, Antonio Maria Maragliano) and Giuseppe Serassi organ (1816) in excellent condition. The oratory is an exciting example of Genoese Baroque, which houses the Immaculate, one of the masterpieces of Pierre Puget. It is used for concerts and other cultural events.
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  • Here is a beautiful baroque church to visit. How many beautiful places of art, maybe a little hidden, can offer the city of Genoa.
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  • The Baroque style is characterized by the richness and splendour of fresco and stucco decorations. The Church of San Filippo Neri along with many other churches of the historic centre of Genoa is a casket which contains priceless works of art and priceless sculptures and friezes. The research of the best marble coming to Genoa from Carrara and Lazio by sea. You should also visit the nearby oratory of the Lomellini, small chest of a very valuable baroque sculpture by Pierre Puget atre on the high altar. Genoa is surprising for its historic center which combines medieval, Renaissance and Baroque age in a valuable collection.
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  • Wonderful church situated at the western side of the historical center. Really beautiful.
  • Awesome and free admission! A discovery
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