At the end of the sixteenth century, this ancient church was completely restructured. Andrea Ceresola, the ... More
Chiesa di S.M. Maddalena
At the end of the sixteenth century, this ancient church was completely restructured. Andrea Ceresola, the "Vannone", changed the building and then modified the interior. The name of the church, Maddalena, has also been given to the surrounding street, piazza and district. According to folklore, the name could have other connotations other than those of the name of the church and its saint; the "oldest profession" in the world has always been practiced in this area. There is the monastery of the Somaschi fathers which has been changed into houses. Next to it, the church is fronted by a recently constructed gateway. Inside there are vaults which are frescoed by S.Galeotti and S.Betti. Have a look at the four marble statues of Virtue (c.1300) and the rare fifteenth century wooden crucifix.
There is little more than this church on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The Benedictine Convent Church was built
at the beginning of the year 1000, and was redesigned by Andrea Palladio in 1566. Its interior, which receives ...
This 18th century villa was donated to the country in 1951. It houses temporary exhibitions and the Cernuschi Ghiringhelli Collection
of Foreign and Italian Abstract Art (1900 1980), as well as the Sandro Cherchi donation and some sculptures by ...
Today a public park, Parchi di Nervi is an amalgamation of the splendid gardens of the Groppallo, Serra and Grimaldi
villas, which, together with the Villa Brignole Sale (Duchessa di Galliera) , make up the largest green space in ...