The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

San Giovanni Evangeliste di pre

Interior of San Giovanni Evangeliste di pre

il Galeone Neptune

Cattedrale San Lorenzo (1)

Cattedrale San Lorenzo (2)

The Nave and Front Altar of Cattedrale San Lorenzo

The Organ Loft inside Cattedrale San Lorenzo

View of rear of Cattedrale San Lorenzo

Front Altar of Cattedrale San Lorenzo

The Rose Window of Cattedrale San Lorenzo

Capella Del SS Sacremento inside Cattedrale San Lorenzo

Dome above Capella Del SS Sacremento inside Cattedrale San Lorenzo

Cappella Di San Giovanni inside Cattedrale San Lorenzo

Mural of The Last Supper inside Cattedrale San Lorenzo

Palazzo Ducale

Church of Gesu aka "Santi Ambrogio e Andrea"

Church of Gesu

Interior view of Church of Gesu

Ceiling over Front Altar of Church of Gesu

Dome of Church of Gesu (1)

Dome of Church of Gesu (2)

Dome of Church of Gesu (3)

Fountain at Piazza De Ferrari

Buildings around Piazza De Ferrari (1)

Buildings around Piazza De Ferrari (2)

Teatro Carlo Felice with statue of Garibaldi at Palazzo De Ferrari

Fountain at Piazza De Ferrari with Palazzo Ducale in background

View down Via XX Settembre from Piazza De Ferrari

Piazza Corvetto

Buildings around Piazza Corvetto

View down Salita Santa Caterina

Palazzo Rosso

Fountain and pool at Palazzo Rossi

Faces on Musei di Strada Nouva (1)

Faces on Musei di Strada Nuova (2)

Faces on Musei di Strada Nuova (3)

Apartment building along Via Garibaldi next to Musei di Strada Nuova

View up Salita DS Brigida


Buon Giorno from Genoa....the birthplace of Christopher Columbus....this morning we went out on a walk around Genoa using a museum route map as our guide..........we came upon San Giovanni Evangelista Di Pre before heading down "Via Antonio Gramsci" where we saw il Galeone Neptune in the marina....the port is the heart of Genoa. Our first impression of this city is that it looked a little rough around the edges.....the cobble stone streets in some areas did not look very inviting. We continued our walk down "Via San Lorenzo" to Piazza San Lorenzo where we came upon the Gothic black and white marble Cattedrale di San Lorenzo which dates from the early 13th century, then to Piazza Matteotti, where we found the Palazzo Ducale adjacent to the Church of Gesu, a Baroque church built between 1589 and 1606. This church is also known as "Santi Ambrogio e Andrea". We then stepped out into Piazza De Ferrari with its bronze fountain. This Piazza was constructed in 1936 and its design is certainly in keeping with the design and construction of buildings from long ago....it looked like it had been there for ages, but isn't yet even one hundred years old. We then walked thru a covered shopping street which had apartments on the floors above it situated in the area where restored Teatro Carlo Felice is located....it would seem we had stumbled upon the more desirable area of Genoa where someone with wealth would be more likely to reside, right next to Piazza Corvetto. We continued down "Via Garibaldi", a street lined with palaces from days gone by which now house galleries and museums including the Palazzo Bianco and the Palazzo Rosso which had a fountain streaming into a pool containing carps and goldfish and where the bright orange Musei di Strada Nuova which had various gargoyle faces on its facade and an apartment building with statues over its entrance were located, across from the Palazzo Della Meridian which was being renovated. They were very interesting buildings. Ciao for now......



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