The sanctuary of S. M. Assunta, familiarly known as "la Madonetta" by the Genovese, rises on the hillside in the ... More
Santuario della Madonnetta
The sanctuary of S. M. Assunta, familiarly known as "la Madonetta" by the Genovese, rises on the hillside in the Castellano area. Built by the Augustinians before 1696, designed by A. M. Ricca, it owes its name to the revered statue by Gagini (15th century), today standing on the main altar. The altar stands beyond an octagonal sacrestry with typical black and white mosaic flooring. It consists of a single octagonal space with six side chapels. It is one of the most popular sacrestries in the city because of the beautiful nativity scene in the crypt. It is a 17th-18th century collection by Maragliano and his school. Open all year round, it is popular with many of the faithful who are drawn by the splendid carved ligurian figures, standing in a picturesque reconstruction of medieval Genoa. The city's main areas and monuments (St. Matthew, the Lanterna, the cathedral) frame these traditional craftsmen's stalls (knife-grinders, blacksmiths, butchers, fishmongers, bakers). Mass: Weekdays: 5pm (winter), 5.30pm (summer). Sunday and holidays: 9am, 11am, 5pm (winter), 5.30pm (summer). Admission: Free.
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