"San Matteo church" Historic Centre, west Tip by Willettsworld

Historic Centre, west, Genoa: 16 reviews and 22 photos


The church was originally conceived as a noble chapel of the Doria family; Martino Doria commissioned it in 1125 and only after, around 1310, the square cloister was built. The outside dates back to the 13th century and is characterised by white and black marble on the fašade and an epigraph which outlines the victorious undertakings of the Doria Family. Andrea Doria, in the first half of the 16th century rebuilt it, keeping the outside decorations. Inside, in the window of the portal, visitors can see the mosaic portraying San Matteo and, at the bottom of the right window, there is a Roman sarcophagus, trophy of the Curzola battle and in the crypt there is Andrea Doria's tomb.

Address: Piazza San Matteo
Directions: From Piazza de Ferrari, take Salita San Matteo, a small street downhill. Church is at the bottom.

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  • Updated Sep 20, 2005
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