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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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  • A Baroque beautiful place to visit and also used for concerts and conferences. Well worth a visit!
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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 »
  • Beautiful baroque church located a short distance from Largo della Zecca, in the historic centre of Genoa, not far from Genova Principe railway station. The façade is impressive, Baroque, as well as Baroque is the Interior, richly decorated. Almost opposite the Church is the birthplace of Giuseppe Mazzini, now a museum dedicated to the Risorgimento and the work of that great patriot.
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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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