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Piazza San Matteo

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Address: Genoa, Italy

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This is an exquisite banded marble church at the confluence of a maze of small streets. The fact that these treasures lurk among the maze is part of the wonder of Genoa.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This is an exquisite banded marble church at the confluence of a maze of small streets. The fact that these treasures lurk among the maze is part of the wonder of Genoa.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Nice place to visit on a walking tour of the city centre. Impressive looking building head round at sunset and the colours are impressive.

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Thank Daniel R
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Genoa is a labyrinth of little streets that seem to go from nowhere to nowhere. This will be the first square you come across as you leave the central district near the cathedral. There are very good restaurants near here.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Its small and beautiful church located in Genoa. I think its buit in 12th century. Many a time we came across and see this architecture while going through Piazza dele erbe or Piazza de ferrare. Its architectural jewel located on street and in one of the main city area.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This beautiful little medieval square in the historical center used to be the private property of the powerful Doria family who ruled Genoa until the end of the 18th C. The Romanesque style Church of St. Matthew was built in 1125 by Martino Doria to be the private chapel of his family. Gothic elements were added during the renovation in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Church San Matteo was completed in 1125, as evidenced by the medieval black and white marble horizontal striped façade from that time period. The square is made up of several striped façade buildings like the Palazzo di Andrea Doria and Palazzo di Lamba Doria. If you are lucky enough to find the church open for a visit, you will be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We were staying in an apartment really near here and have to say we passed by this beautiful piece of architecture several times per day. It in in heart of the Caruggi and you definitely stop to admire.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

If you have the chance to come here and enjoy this marvelous place, this is going to be a wise choice, San Matteo square being located at the core of the historical centre the so called ''Caruggi', very beautiful old style churches and the unique atmosphere of these narrows roads that makes part of the wonderful Genoa's unesco heritage.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

realy nice pizza i like the vegetibal one and for thr local is very nice very calm the music very good i want to visit this plaice when i visit italie very hondsom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Just a few minutes walk from Piazza de Ferrari in the old part of Genoa, this church is just beautiful to look at, especially at night time. Just the around the corner from here are several excellent restaurants.

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