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San Pietro in Banchi

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Address: Piazza Banchi, 16123 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: 010 2472506
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The best church in Genoa to visit (when it's open)

Sadly this small waterfront church is rarely open anymore. Inside are the most unusual angels of any church I've been in. Try to get in if you can catch it open.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Lafayette, California

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 NEW

Sadly this small waterfront church is rarely open anymore. Inside are the most unusual angels of any church I've been in. Try to get in if you can catch it open.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 NEW

We didn't go inside this church, but the Piazza where this is located is quaint and beautiful. They sell old books, music and flowers in the Piazza and we also came across a nice looking sweet stall and cake shop. Plenty of cafes dotted around and worth a visit, be careful of the people selling on the street here. Keep... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Chiesa di San Pietro in Banchi is located at Piazza Banchi. When exploring the old city of Genoa, we passed this interesting square. Both the square and the church are related to the old trading history and the money exchange stalls under the porticoes of the buildings at the square. Banchi is Italian for bank. The church was built in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It is a small church located in a small piazza that's a short walk from the quay. Whilst small, it is quite ornate on the inside and is worth a visit.

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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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