San Siro di Struppa

Genoa, Italy

San Siro di Struppa is a Romanesque-style church in Struppa, a neighborhood of Genoa. Benedictine abbey was founded here in the Middle Ages, entitled to St. Syrus of Genoa, who, according to the tradition, was born here. A church existed here, most likely, since the 5th century AD, but it is documented only in 955. In 1025 bishop Landulf I of Genoa gave it the Benedictines.

The church was most likely rebuilt in the 12th century, as testified by its Genoese Romanesque style. It received a series of modifications in the 16th century, in the wake of the new procedures established by the Council of Trent. Baroque elements were added in the 17th century. The Romanesque forms were restored in the 20th century.

The church was built in sandstone, without external decorative elements aside from the Lombard bands of the upper edges of the walls, present on every side. The central rose window of the façade was restored in the 20th century, replacing the Baroque window. In that occasion were also restored the triple mullioned windows of the bell tower, which has a height of 32 m.

The interior has a nave and two aisles, divided by sturdy columns without decorations. The main piece of art is a polyptych of St. Syrus (1516), once attributed to Teramo Piaggio, now assigned to Pier Francesco Sacchi.



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Via di Creto 64, Genoa, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Gursrover Kour (2 years ago)
Deno Mark ..Creads.. Lots..!!Amen
Mario Trombetti (3 years ago)
Simple and beautiful at the same time, inspiring silent admiration
Luca Guccione (3 years ago)
Beautiful church, perhaps one of the most beautiful in Genoa (and certainly one of my favorites), welcoming and full of charm. Worth a visit if you haven't done it yet! Remember to add a "Like" if you found the review useful ;-)
Gi Zeta (3 years ago)
Luogo di prestigoso interesse storico artistico e culturale in prossimità dell' acquedotto storico di Genova Valbisagno
Emilio Viviani (3 years ago)
It is certainly one of the most beautiful churches in Genoa. In Romanesque style, the church is certainly an artistic and cultural work of considerable value, whose origins officially date back to the year 1000. It has undergone several changes over the years but the renovations of the last century have brought the structure back to its original state. as far as possible. The churchyard has a wonderful black and white checkerboard flooring made of pebbles .... called risseu.
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