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A splendid Renaissance cloister.

Next to the church of San Matteo in the homonymous square in Genoa there is a splendid... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Rome, Italy
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A well-preserved example of an aristocratic neighbourhood from the High Middle Ages, Piazza San... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Andre L
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Next to the church of San Matteo in the homonymous square in Genoa there is a splendid sixteenth-century cloister with twin columns. Note the capital with the eagle - symbol of the Genoese Doria family - at the top of the first group of 4...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A well-preserved example of an aristocratic neighbourhood from the High Middle Ages, Piazza San Matteo, with the 14th-century church of San Matteo surrounded by palaces featuring characteristic bands of black and white stone, was the centre of power of the Doria family and a tangible...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Another church with stunning Architecture and also close to lots of other attractions close by, the fountain being a particular favourite

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This small church looks nothing from the outside, sitting on a small, non-descript plaza, but once you get inside, your jaw will drop as it's quite stunning inside. Well worth seeing and completely free to visit, although it is closed during the middle of the...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Enclosed within Genoa's medieval historical centre, the largest in Europe, this Romanesque church and its adjoined cloister will plunge the visitor into the magic atmosphere of the past. Both the church and the cloister set examples of pure, astonishing beauty, but if you top this...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We found it and then discovered that we could not enter . . . bummer . . . but provided us with a walkabout in the small streets of Genova

1  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We come across this little piazza and enjoyed interacting with local family. Nearly is a confectionary store that has been in the same family for generations.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is an exquisite banded marble church at the confluence of a maze of small streets. The fact that these treasures lurk among the maze is part of the wonder of Genoa.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nice place to visit on a walking tour of the city centre. Impressive looking building head round at sunset and the colours are impressive.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Genoa is a labyrinth of little streets that seem to go from nowhere to nowhere. This will be the first square you come across as you leave the central district near the cathedral. There are very good restaurants near here.

Thank FredMadrid67
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