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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

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Address: Piazza della Nunziata 4, 16124 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 246 5525 ‎
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Peace amid the traffic and madness

The church is at a very busy junction - lovely to step inside and take in the calmness. As mentioned before there is an elderly gentleman that hovers near the entrance and leaps... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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BRIGHTON ENGLAND
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128 reviews 128 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The church is at a very busy junction - lovely to step inside and take in the calmness. As mentioned before there is an elderly gentleman that hovers near the entrance and leaps up to insist you enter and most people would be hard pushed to ignore the donations box! Spare a few euros to ensure the churches can continue... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A very old church with a facade that remembers me the greek temples,with its triangular fronton supported by columns. One of the biggest and most beautiful in Genoa. Situated close to Darsena metro station.

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Birmingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very impressive interior to this church - probably the best in Genoa? Well worth dropping in if you're in the area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The outside of the Basilica was great but the interior was amazing and a must to see. It is situated in a very handy position within Genoa and the memories will last you forever.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This baslica is on the Piazza delle Nunziata. It feels like a quiet retreat, an escape from the busy traffic outside. Too bad we were forced to donate before taking any pictures at all. The guardian of the house certainly was devoted to the place. We could take any postcard we could after.

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Dingli, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This church or basillica is much smaller then the Cathedral of Genoa but also much nicer, it is Baroque but not high Baroque which is a bit over the top for me, The ceilings are as in so many churches completely covered with paintings, but you do not have to look up, the placed a tilted mirror on the floor,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The gold in this basilica gleams. The art on the ceiling amazed me. Sure glad I stopped in on my way back to the B&B!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This church is stunning both inside and out and should not be missed. They say it is free entry, however if you'd like to take photos they ask for a 1eu donation, which is fair I guess as these buildings would not be cheap to maintain. You also need to pay another euro, if you wish to take an information... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A huge church with lots of gold baroque bling inside even thought the exterior is very plain. There are several side chapels with art work which is explained in a leaflet (available in several languages on sale for 1 euro). The church is very easy to visit as it lies in between the palazzi on the via Balbi and the... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a breathtaking Baroque church dating back to the 1500's. The artwork inside is so extremely numerous that it's hard to see it all, indeed it's hard to grasp such 360 degrees of beauty. I recognized some of these works from art history text books back in college. Definitely an important time capsule in the world of art. See... More 

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