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“Magnificent” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
Piazza san lorenzo | Piazza San Lorenzo, 16123 Genoa, Italy (Sottoripa)
+39 010 265786
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Ranked #5 of 292 things to do in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Magnificent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Take a one day walking tour either guided or as we did unguided and pick up the pocket guide to Genoa.

Visited November 2013
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“Not just another Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband was very impressed with this cathedral - I tell you this, because he often says.....not another cathedral!!
It is a fully active church, and yet, the art work is amazing. There are ceiling frescoes in a chapel on the north by Luca Cambiaso; a Crucifixion with Saints (St. Sebastian's Vision) by Barocci; in front of the organ is an Episode from the life of St. Lawrence by Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo; the ceiling fresco in the presbytery of the Martyrdom of St Lawrence was painted by Lazzaro Tavarone; and an Assumption of the Virgin (1914) by Gaetano Previati. The church also contains 14th-century frescoes in the Byzantine style in the main portal. Sculptural works include a statue in the chapel of St. John by Domenico Gagini ; a Virgin and a St. John the Baptist by Andrea Sansovino. Other works include works by Matteo Civitali, Taddeo Carlone,and Giacomo and Guglielmo Della Porta .
Do not be put off by the ordinariness of the outside - walk inside and see the splendours it contains.

Visited October 2013
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“Wowza! What a beauty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I couldn't believe how breathtakingly beautiful this cathedral was, both inside and out. I cam here as part of a Regent Seven Seas cruise ground excursion and immediately fell in love with everything Genoa.

I really had no idea what to expect going in, since I hadn't heard much about Genoa, but the striped marble facade of the building reminded me sharply of what my friends had told me about in Siena. The flooring of the cathedral is also quite remarkable and don't miss the "surprised" lions guarding the entrances. Definitely worth checking out!

Visited November 2013
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“Emerald Grail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Go and see the objects in the crypt, especially the wonderful silver reliquaries and the emerald grail.

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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

An impressive example of Medieval architecture. Start your Holy Grail search here! Be sure to note the use of perspective on the windows on the side.

Visited December 2012
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