Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa

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The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato is the Catholic cathedral of Genoa, northern Italy; its decoration employed the major baroque studios and artists in Genoa in the 17th century.

It is named Vastato because the area where it was built was outside the walls of the city, in an area where houses had been demolished (devastated) for defensive reasons. In Latin, vastinium referred to a safety belt within the protective bastions.
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  • For me it s like the Sixtine-Jade chapel I supposed THET they did a full renovation , the paintings are so bright, you can see the details , so Arty , so stylish … 
    For me it s like the Sixtine-Jade chapel I supposed THET they did a full renovation , the paintings are so bright, you can see the details , so Arty , so stylish …  more »
  • The "Big CHurch" seemed to be covered with scaffolding, so we ended up in here as the "bonus" find! As it was, it turned out to be more ornate, quieter and more recommended than the other Church... 
    The "Big CHurch" seemed to be covered with scaffolding, so we ended up in here as the "bonus" find! As it was, it turned out to be more ornate, quieter and more recommended than the other Church...  more »
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  • Great local place next to our hotel. So nice we are there twice! Dishes are tasty and well portioned. Seems like a local hangout- our waitress seemed to know half the people there and countless numbers of people that walked by. Outdoor seating on the corner in the summer. Can warmly recommend!
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