THE MIRACLE OF PIETRA

Guided tour to discover the Basilica of San Nicolò
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ELEGANT AND IMPRESSIVE, IT HOUSES PRECIOUS WORKS OF ART
Everything in the Basilica is a 'miracle', from its origin to its beauty, to the deep bond of faith that binds it to the city. With its parvise, made of mosaic sea stone, and its Baroque-Renaissance façade, the Basilica, the result of the citizens' devotion to the saint who miraculously freed them from the scourge of the plague, is a treasure chest of faith and art that you'll never finish discovering. Every corner of this monumental work by architects Giovan Battista Montaldo and Gaetano Cantoni is a continuous revelation. The cultural tour will guide you to discover the treasures housed inside it, the grandeur of the single Romanstyle nave, the immense pavilion vault and the walls and chapels covered with decorations, sculptures, medallions and paintings, both figurative and decorative, made 'in fresco' and not 'in tempera', so the colors have remained indelible to this day. Among the figurative frescoes, by the Genoese painter Luigi Sacco, one in particular will catch your eye - the medallion of the vault, called 'Heaven', which in its 190 square meters, contains 33 characters. Among the marvelous works, in the sacristy you will see two paintings by Luca Cambiaso and other paintings of the seventeenth-century Genoese school, with two Pietra's historic paintings: the liberation from the plague (1525) and the victory of Genoa and Pietra against the Savoy and Loano (1625).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Data e ora
June 11th and 25th - July 9th and 26th - August 6th and 20th - September 3rd - 9.00 pm
Luogo
Meeting in front of the Basilica of San Nicolò
Riferimento
Matetti da Pria and Parish
Prezzo
Free activity
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Booking recommended