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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato | by orkomedix
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Basilica della Santissima Annunziata del Vastato

This is another church, or basilica, from Genova in Italy. I thought I might have the chance to take a picture of all the churches in Genova - but here are soooo many. So I try to capture the important ones...

This one was begun by the Franciscans in 1520 in a site previosuly 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. It was completed in the 18 century.

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Uploaded on June 16, 2012