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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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  • This beautiful baroque church bears the name of an old time fishing buddy of mine, so I thought I'd get a picture to pass on...might help his luck. The better reason for storing is the church's exquis...  more »
  • Transiting onto via Lomellini, in the historic centre of Genoa, the hurried visitor may not notice the complex of san Filippo (Church and oratory), but if it faces inside will be amazed by the beauty of the Interior. The Church, built in the second half of the seventeenth century, contains valuable paintings and sculptures (legnano-Marcantonio Franceschini-Domenico Piola-Antonio Maria Maragliano-Domenico Parodi). The oratory is a beautiful example of Baroque genovese, with frescoes by Jacopo Boni and the beautiful statue of the Immaculate Conception by Pierre Puget. The Oratorian community care much liturgical and spiritual aspects that art and culture, organizing in oratorio concerts and conferences.
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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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  • Wonderful church situated at the western side of the historical center. Really beautiful.
  • One of the wonders of the historic centre of Genoa. A little hidden gem not to be missed
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  • Long live the Filipino Fathers. Important institution in town.
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  • To visit! A jewel
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  • Awesome and free admission! A discovery
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