Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Piazza della Nunziata, Genoa
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato
Piazza della Nunziata
Genoa, April 2016

“The church was begun by the Franciscans in 1520 in a site previously 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 to 1830-1840s, designed by Carlo Barabino. The church was damaged by Allied bombings during World War II.” (Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Wikipedia)