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San Pietro in Banchi

Piazza Banchi, 16123 Genoa, Italy
010 2472506
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Ranked #29 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Small but the inside is dripping with stuff. Standing with your back to the door at the top of the entrance steps looking over the small courtyard area gives some idea, l guess, as to what it might have looked like 400 odd years ago. Those going to the church would have had just this view when leaving: and they... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

San Pietro in Banchi was originally built very close to the port and the gates of the city. Over the years, reclamation works has pushed it further inland. In the 16C, some people wanted to build a church but the city administrators said there was no money for that, so some enterprising souls decided to build a church with shops/money... More

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