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San Pietro in Banchi

Piazza Banchi, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Unassuming little church - but a WOW inside.

This church situated in a snmall square, is raised above the square and shops and is quite... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
Discovering Genoa's corners

Walking by the center of Genoa is easy to find places like this. It is a nice church in the middle... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“white marble” (3 reviews)
“stucco” (2 reviews)
Piazza Banchi, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church situated in a snmall square, is raised above the square and shops and is quite inassuming from the outside. The pillars are red and green striped and the rest of the outside is brownish. What is seen today is mainly 16th century but...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Walking by the center of Genoa is easy to find places like this. It is a nice church in the middle of the middle ages buildings.

Thank JudTurku
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I visited the Church of San Pietro in Banchi en route to the neighbouring Old Port of Genoa! The church is quite unusual since it was built on top of the basement market shops. The interior is now quite magnificant following extensive restoration. The resident...More

Thank CyberSecureDave
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Wow, I was amazed to see the the white interiors inside this place. Most decorative church I have seen, never knew something like this existed on a small back road in any other counties

Thank Munkhbileg U
Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is a beautiful little church, built in the 16th century. The exterior, with its now faded frescoes would have been glorious in its day. The outside gives no indication of the treasures within. The walls inside are covered in white marble, while the apse,...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Surrounded by several bank branches, it is no surprise at all that the foundations of this little church are home of several shops.

Thank PoliticalAtheist
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We did not get to go in but it is situated in the Medieval part just behind the Pizza Banchi. Unusual story of how they raised the money to build it by building on top of shops.

Thank HolidaySandra
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We came upon this church as we were shopping - it is in a very good local shopping area. It is a small church, but quite breathtaking - worth a visit.

1  Thank 975Sue1955
Reviewed 7 October 2015

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.

1  Thank gavilan8
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Catherine P
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