Chiesa di San Donato, Genoa

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San Donato is a church in Genoa, Northern Italy.It dates from the 12th century and is in Romanesque style. It became a parish under archbishop Siro il Porcello, and was consecrated on May 1, 1189.After the bombardment of 1684 it was restored several times, being again consecrated on December 4, 1892. Other restorations in 1946-1951 have kept its Romanesque appearance.The interior contains a Madonna by the 14th-century painter Nicolò da Voltri; a St Joseph, by Domenico Piola; and a marble relief of the Baptism of Christ, started by Ignazio Peschiera and completed by his pupil Carlo Rubatto. There is also a tryptich (1515) by Joos van Cleve representing The Adoration of the Magi; the person who commissioned the work Stefano Raggi with Guardian Saint ; and a Mary Magdalen. This is topped by a Crucifixion scene with Mary and St John the Evangelist.
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  • A PLACE NOT TO BE MISSED. Three naves by columns of Roman origin, a beautiful octagonal tower, a wooden crucifix called Christ moro, Along alleyways to the right of the Cathedral, rising from the sea, you arrive in a small square where stands the beautiful façade of San Donato which is surprising for its elegance. Church founded in the middle ages, in the chapel on the left has a beautiful altarpiece of a Flemish painter and a copy of the register of births with the note on the registration of Paganini.
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  • Stile novel of Pisan influnce (alternating black and white) outside and inside. Beautifully proportioned Interior. Human size. Very beautiful Flemish triptych in a chapel.
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  • In agreement with the judgment of the priest that the Church is rightly proud. Three naves by columns of Roman origin, a beautiful octagonal tower, a wooden crucifix called Christ moro, a local community song alive thanks to. A curiosity: the statue of our Lady ... seniors!
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  • Very ancient church.....marvellous.
  • One of the most important medieval churches of Genoa, whose Bell Tower is one of the symbols of the old town. Bella the newsstand on the fuianco onto Stradone s. Agostino; Don't miss the beautiful Flemish painting in the sacristy.
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  • The Church is beautiful. Inside is the first document of Nicolò Paganini
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  • Significant example of Romanesque genovese. Interesting the belfry.
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  • One of the most beautiful Romanesque churches and details of Italy. The Bell Tower is extraordinary, but also the Interior deserves to be appreciated.
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