Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa

Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa (must see)

The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is a Catholic cathedral in Genoa, northern Italy; its decoration employed the major Baroque studios and artists in Genoa in the 17th century. The church was begun by the Franciscans in 1520 in a site previsouly occupied by the small church of Santa Maria del Prato, belonging to the Humiliati. Works were however halted in 1537, and in 1591 the Lomellini family continued the reconstruction, directed by Taddeo Carlone. In the early 17th century the rich Baroque decoration was executed, with Andrea Ansaldo in charge of completing the works, and in particular the dome. The current Neoclassicist façade dates back to the 1830s and 1840s, designed by Carlo Barabino. At the central crossing, the cupola dome has an Assumption fresco, considered the masterpiece of Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo, and restored later by Gregorio De Ferrari.
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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato on Map

Sight Name: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato
Sight Location: Genoa, Italy (See walking tours in Genoa)
Sight Type: Religious
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