La Commenda di Pre, Genoa

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  • The Commenda di San Giovanni di Pré ("MEADS" as around the year 1000, below the walls, they grew vegetable gardens and fields) is a medieval gem of unique beauty: today consists of a Museum and two fine churches is certainly one symbol of the historic centre of Genoa. Built in 1180 by Friar William of Knights Johannites, later became the order of the Knights of Malta, became a place of assistance as a convent and hospital/Hostel in 1180 to host the Knights, pilgrims and merchants bound for The Holy land during the third crusade. The building is divided into three levels: the ground floor one large room with tall stone pillars, designed to accommodate the beds, which were placed against walls, where you can still see some shelves on which the pilgrims were bringing their belongings and other shelves with a hole to drain water that were being used as sinks. The first floor, with wooden ceiling, connects with the Church upstairs. Third floor, probably reserved for religious, still has some frescoed halls. Very particular is the presence of two churches: the lower aisles where gathered pilgrims and the upper instead, also with three aisles, where it was allowed access to only the Knights. Today the commandery, well renovated and restored to its former beauty, has become a museum complex that hosts important art exhibitions and painting.
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  • From here the pilgrims for the Crusades. The main church is now accessible from the road to which was "turn". You enter from the apse and not through the front door
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  • Attention l' pola nudity of the interior and pola hestoria than is pue inside you can read. FOI pa pilgrims hostel
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  • Heritage museum providing one a peek into the heritage and culture of yore.
  • A place full of history that should be used for many purposes but unfortunately it's "only" a museum. It would be great if this place would be transformed into a mosque, like a rejected city project suggested.
  • In cold winters, this is always a place were you can enjoy sunshine best and most.
  • Nice
  • Wonderful church built on 1180.
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