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A church with 5 different cloisters!

A monumental complex consisting of a church with 5 cloisters: three Renaissance of 1400, one... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Rome, Italy
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Under-visited, hidden treasure

From the outside the complex of Santa Maria di Castello gives nothing away. Squeezed in between... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Fiona B
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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Salita di Santa Maria di Castello 15 | Molo, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

A monumental complex consisting of a church with 5 cloisters: three Renaissance of 1400, one medieval and one Romanesque both of the eleventh century. From the Romanesque one you have a splendid view of the port of Genoa. The visit to the cloisters is free...More

1  Thank giorgiocannella
Reviewed 23 July 2018

From the outside the complex of Santa Maria di Castello gives nothing away. Squeezed in between buildings constructed next to it over the centuries you would never imagine how large or complex this is. If you have time get one of the volunteer guides to...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A free volunteer personal guide offers a personal tour of this incredible church. We had two guides during the course of the visit, both of whom had excellent English. Without these guides you would only see the main body of the church, which is why...More

2  Thank Lin D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

What an astonishing place. We were staying nearby and visited in the morning. We were the only people in the church and it was fantastic. A guide was on hand who showed us the incredible cloister and fresco. He let us take our time and...More

Thank 50oddtimes
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It is a great city break . . . all year round with lots to see near by. the coastline is different as you can see mountains and the sea in front of you. The shops are very chic although quite expensive.

1  Thank patricia s
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Beautiful church with behind it an ancient monastery which you can visit accompanied by a friendly and helpful volunteer guide. An amazing wall painting of the Annunciation and other works of art in several adjoining cloysters, and even a fragrant cloyster garden, all hidden from...More

Thank Ida737
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Basilica is very decorated and one needs a leisurely visit to appreciate the history laid bare. Certainly the wealth that Genoa accumulated was spent lavishly on churches, houses and monuments.

Thank dalmunzie
Reviewed 25 May 2018

This is well worth a vistas it is stunning, the Architecture of these churches are fantastic and they are truly stunning inside

Thank liz c
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The basilica is amazing with lots of history. In a rough looking area, we had no problems, but you may want to give yourself enough time to get back to the metro before dark. Ask the volunteers for a private tour while you're there, it's...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing series of building which like so much of Genoa shows an aged beauty. Simply people watching is worth the trip

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16 June 2018|
Response from Ida737 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry, I wasn't aware of your question until now. The answer depends on what you like. What you really shouldn't miss is one or more of the great Palazzi like the Rolli and the Tursi, and perhaps the boat trip to the... More
30 May 2015|
Response from Xander16152 |
Hi BobW003. Genoa is the county seat of Liguria. Genoa is about 30 km from Santa Margherita Ligure. Just few words about Genoa. Genova is a long and narrow city, wedged between sea and mountains. Here you can find the... More
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