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Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

Hotel Le Nuvole - Residenza d'Epoca

0.1 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Piazza delle Vigne, 6, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is steps from Loggia dei Mercanti o di Banchi, National Ligurian Gallery at the …

£99
Best Western Hotel Metropoli

Best Western Hotel Metropoli

0.3 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

P.zza Fontane Marose, Genoa 16123

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (265 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Palazzo Rosso and White Palace. Palazzo Ducale and …

£79
Bristol Palace Hotel

Bristol Palace Hotel

0.3 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via XX Settembre 35, Genoa 16121

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (913 reviews)

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

£102
Best Western Hotel Porto Antico

Best Western Hotel Porto Antico

0.3 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via al Ponte Calvi, 5, Genoa 16124

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (291 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genoa, this hotel is steps from Palazzo di San Giorgio and National Ligurian Gallery at the Spinola …

£75
Hotel Nuovo Nord

Hotel Nuovo Nord

0.7 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via Balbi 153/r, Genoa 16126

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (108 reviews)

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

£58
Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

Best Western Hotel Moderno Verdi

0.7 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 5, Genoa 16121

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (375 reviews)

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

£65
Starhotels President

Starhotels President

0.9 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Corte Dei Lambruschini 4, Genoa 16129

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (714 reviews)

Starhotels President stands in the Corte Lambruschini Business Center opposite the Genoa Brignole train station and 500 meter …

£76
Valeria Apartment

Valeria Apartment

2.1 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via San Giovanni Bosco, Genoa 16151

Situated in Genoa, this guesthouse is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Fiumara Shopping & Fun and within 3 mi (5 km) of Galata Maritime …

£45
Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

Tower Genova Airport Hotel & Conference Center

3.9 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via Pionieri ed Aviatori d'Italia 44, Genoa 16154

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (224 reviews)

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 …

£78
Mercure Genova San Biagio

Mercure Genova San Biagio

5.1 mi from Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Via Romairone, 14, Genoa 16163

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (556 reviews)

Situated in Genoa, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Villa Brignole Sale Duchessa di Galliera, Fiumara Shopping & Fun, and …

£68

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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