Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

Genoa, Italy

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato construction was begun by the Franciscans in 1520 in a site previously occupied by the small church of Santa Maria del Prato, belonging to the Humiliati. Works were however halted in 1537, and in 1591 the Lomellini family continued the reconstruction, directed by Taddeo Carlone.

In the early 17th century the rich Baroque decoration was executed, with Andrea Ansaldo in charge of completing the works, and in particular the dome. The current Neoclassicist façade dates to 1830-1840s, designed by Carlo Barabino. The church was damaged by Allied bombings during World War II.

The decoration was employed the major Baroque studios and artists in Genoa in the 17th century.

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Piazza Bandiera 2, Genoa, Italy
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Founded: 1520
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Emaudo STONE (2 years ago)
One of beautiful church in Genova city that you can visit
Sergei Bunkin (2 years ago)
Very beautiful Church! Go inside for sure.
Keith Fearn (2 years ago)
From the outside it doesn't look as grand as the interior but we'll worth going to see. The view from the top on clear day is outstanding.
Sarah brown (2 years ago)
Amazing amazing amazing... most beautiful basilica I have seen
Sharon Boyes (3 years ago)
So ornate. Lovely architecture and art.
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