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“Genova one town with magic”

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova
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$68.71*
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Ancient Tastes of Genoa Including Food and Drink Samples
Ranked #9 of 294 things to do in Genoa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Nicosia, Cyprus
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Genova one town with magic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Go around genoa small streets you dont need tour bus better by walking all of them are near.Very nice town something different better than rome

Visited August 2013
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Zürich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful Romanesque church in excellent shape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

On the outside, the cathedral retained its original Romanesque character, with the front built with a dark and light marble. Inside, the grand Romanesque columns and arches stand beautifully unembellished. Some of the original early medieval paintings have been restored. The church is not overladen with an opulent and sometimes garish Baroque makeover, as many other Italian churches. Be sure to put in a few coins for extra illumination of the side chapel in honor of John the Baptist (San Giovanni Battista). It is well worth the 2 Euros for 4 minutes of lighting to admire the Gothic marble carvings depicting various Biblical scenes.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Layer Cake Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

This cathedral is a layer cake style that is common in this area of Italy. The outside is very
beautiful with the different colors in the stones. The cathedral was closed when we visited, so we didn't have the opportunity to view the interior.

Visited April 2013
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Westminster, Colorado
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296 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A don't miss experience with a very very old cathedral oozing history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The building itself is worth a long tour. The shrines inside are artful and it felt to us like a visit to a museum in a church. Additionally, there is a bomb that the Alies dropped on the church in WW2, that never exploded, and it is still on display, under the only part of the ceiling that is not decorated with art, but with re-built plain plaster. I could practically feel horses bringing the nobles up to the door to enter for church, and for a moment felt transported far back in time.

Visited August 2012
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Genoa, Italy
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Main cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

There are lots of fine churches in central Genoa and this is one of them. Consider visiting and staying for the sung mass at 10.30am on Sunday- very beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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