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Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta

The basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, imposing on the steep hill of Carignano, is one of the greatest examples of Renaissance architecture of Genoa. The beautiful church was planned in 1522 and the works for its realization went on approximately two centuries. Today it has five domes and two bell towers flank the wide facade, crowned with an tympanum. Inside it accommodates various sculptures by Pierre Puget and various paintings of Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Guercino and Carlo Maratta. Noteworthy is the huge organ - of which it remains only the monumental facade - work realized between 1656 and the 1660 by the Dutch Jesuit Herman Willem. According to a legend, Domenico Sauli, a descendant of the family that was the client of the church, in order to improve the sound of the bells, in the 1737 fuse them with the metal of many bags full of silver coins.

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Standard Hotel Genova * * * * Genova Standard Hotel Genova * * * * Genova
Set in the heart of the historic centre, Standard Hotel Genova is close to the major attractions of the area and just a few steps away from the railway station and the cruise ships terminal. Within walking distance of the hotel you will find the famous Aquarium, the Palazzo Ducale, the Palazzo R ...

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Albergo Acquaverde * * Genova Albergo Acquaverde * * Genova
Situated on Via Balbi, the hotel occupies the top 3 storeys of a late 17th-century aristocratic building, which later became the home of wealthy families belonging to Genoa's merchant class. Because of its central position, the hotel offers the ideal position to explore and enjoy Genoa, its hist ...

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Hotel Continental Genova * * * * Genova Hotel Continental Genova * * * * Genova
Located in the heart of Genoa, Hotel Continental features a unique blend of modern comforts and traditional hospitality, within historic surroundings. Completely rebuilt in 2002, it is one of the oldest hotels in the area.The Liberty style and architecture provide a fascinating atmosphere. A ...

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