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Grand Hotel Savoia
Grand Hotel Savoia

Via Arsenale Di Terra, 5, Genoa 16126

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4.5 out of 5 (1,052 reviews)

This family-friendly Genoa hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and …

£83
Starhotels President
Starhotels President

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa 16129

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4.1 out of 5 (653 reviews)

This hotel is stands in the Corte Lambruschini Business Center opposite the Genoa Brignole train stationand .5 km (.3 mi) fro …

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Hotel Continental Genova
Hotel Continental Genova

Via Arsenale di Terra 1, Genoa 16126

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4.4 out of 5 (666 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christopher Columbus Monument and Galata Maritime …

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NH Genova Centro
NH Genova Centro

Via Martin Piaggio, 11, Genoa 16122

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4 out of 5 (333 reviews)

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone and Chiossone Museum of Oriental …

£75
NH Collection Genova Marina
NH Collection Genova Marina

Molo Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa 16124

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Chiesa di San Martino, Aquarium of Genoa, and The Bigo Lift. Old Port and …

£96
Vittoria Rooms
Vittoria Rooms

Piazza della Vittoria, 11/9, Genoa 16121

Located in the heart of Genoa, this townhouse accommodation is within a 15-minute walk of Museo Civico di Storia Naturale d …

£46
Bristol Palace Hotel
Bristol Palace Hotel

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

4.0 out of 5.0

Surrounded by stylish shops, this hotel is on Via XX Settembre, Genoa's picturesque main street. The Ducal Palace is a 2 …

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Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 5, Genoa 16121

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4 out of 5 (352 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Colombo, Piazza de Ferrari, and Chiossone …

£56
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico

Via al Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa 16124

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Porto Antico, this hotel is steps from Chiesa di San Martino, Palazzo di San Giorgio, and National Ligurian Galler …

£63
Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center
Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Via Pionieri ed Aviatori d'Italia 44, Genoa 16154

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sestri Ponente, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Fiumara Shopping & Fun and 3 mi (4.8 km) from La Lanterna. 10 …

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Pocket Guide: Porto Antico Cattedrale di San Lorenzo Hotels

Built around 1098, this handsome, black-and-white striped cathedral dazzles visitors with its striking frontage decorated with marble columns and guarded by two grand stone lions.

The Gothic-Romanesque cathedral is said to preserve the ashes of John the Baptist, which were brought back to the city from the Holy Land during the Crusades. And rumour has it that the cathedral is haunted by the ghosts of the workmen who built it.

Stay near Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo

There are many places to stay near the Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo in Genoa's historic quarter, from luxury international chain hotels to historic palazzos packed with character near. On a budget? There are many one- and two-star hotels within easy walking distance of the cathedral in Pre and San Vincenzo.

History of the Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo

Consecrated in 1118 by Pope Gelasius II, the church has been the seat of the archbishop of Genoa since 1133. Following a fire in 1296, the building was rebuilt, then between the 14th and 15th centuries, a small chapel was built to house the ashes of St John the Baptist. And in 1941, the building narrowly avoided being destroyed by a British World War II bomb that crashed through the roof, but failed to ignite. Today, the Royal Navy shell is on display at the cathedral.

Visiting Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo

Step back in time to the Genoa of yesteryear by exploring this ancient cathedral. Take time to look at the building's ornate interior with its gilded vaults and frescoes, where highlights include a 14th-century Byzantine-style fresco just beyond the main entrance.

Take a peek around the small marble chapel said to house the ashes of John the Baptist, and is lined with statues. Don't miss Cattedrale Di San Lorenzo’s underground treasury, the Museo del Tesoro di San Lorenzo, where you'll find a treasure-trove of relics, including a Byzantine cross, a platter purported to be the one used to present John the Baptist's head, as well as the urn for his ashes. You can also see what is believed to be the Holy Grail. All visitors need to cover their shoulders and knees to be allowed to enter the cathedral.

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