Via San Lorenzo and the cathedral, Genoa

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    Via San Lorenzo

    by levente_ Written Jan 7, 2005
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    One of the busiest streets, very close to the old port, Aquarium, Palazzo Ducale etc. And it has the magnificent San Lorenzo cathedral with a tiny charming piazza, perfect for people watching and/or people photography.

    As it is full of cafes and restaurants, and being so much 'in the middle' of things, it is a convenient place to withdraw to for a cup of something or a meal.

    Apart from these obvious touristic elements, its main charm for me was the games the light plays in this street.
    Depending on time of the year, the early morning sun comes in under interesting angles, illuminates parts of the architecture as it moves along the street- it really reveals countless facets of the same building and for the fanatic photographers like me :-), can be a goldmine.

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    The miracle church

    by jazzdiva Written May 9, 2004

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    Having survived the wars is enough reason to see this Genoese landmark. The bomb went though the ceiling, but did not explode....someone must have said the rosery that day! The artwork and design in the church, like all Italian churches, is also a must see.

    Here is a picture of the bomb.

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    Via San Lorenzo

    by Carletto76 Written Feb 16, 2004

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    This is probably the most beautiful street in Genova, along with Via Garibaldi. It has been recently restored and it's incredibly wonderful!
    About half the way from the Palazzo Ducale to the harbour you can find the San Lorenzo cathedral, wonderful church made by black and white bricks. But all the buildings in Via San Lorenzo are wonderful, you have to keep your eyes up to enjoy them most!

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    Cathedral and surroundings!

    by magictravelers Updated Sep 30, 2003

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    I have seen many beautifull Cathedrals in Spain (Burgos, Barcelona, Zaragoza, etc.), but this one has its own special enchantment. It is hude inside. It´s decor is unique. We got to hear a bit if Mass and that too was an experience!
    Then, walk aroung the Old City. It is incledoble, you will find a histic building everywhere, one after the other.

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    St. Laurence Cathedral

    by Maghy Updated Jul 10, 2003

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    St. Laurence Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Genoa consacrated from Pope Gelasio II in 1118 is dedicated to St. Laurence. Has a gothic front rich of polychromatic marbles, of decorative motives and of valuable sculptures and the interior naves contain marble statues and paintings of relevant value of the most known artist passed in Genoa: Very important to the historical point of view the visit to The Treasure Museum (Guided visit every half hour from Monday to Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 15.00-18.00) with very important masterpieces as the Ark of the procession of Corpus Christi (cent.XVI), the Ark of Barbarossa (cent.XII) and the Holy Basin in green glass (cent.XII)

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    Visit to San Lorenzo Church,...

    by silvia-m.b Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Visit to San Lorenzo Church, probably the most important in the city! From Monday to Saturday guided visit 9/12-15/18. Last one 30 minutes before close it!
    One of the most beautiful places that I visited, inside it's worthwhile!

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    San Lorenzo

    by deeper_blue Written Nov 2, 2006

    The San Lorenzo cathedral in Genoa is one of the striking features of the city. Inside it is ver ornately decorated.

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    Centre of town

    by Stevo68 Written Feb 26, 2006
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    Beautiful Cathedral, music everywhere, enjoyed walking passed many many times! It least I knew I wasn't lost when I got there

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    main cathedral

    by PetraG Written Jul 11, 2003
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    This is the main cathedral of Genoa. Reminded me a bit on the duomo in Florence, but smaller. I liked it a lot, because it's a kind of architechture and style that not many churches have.

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