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The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta: photos, description Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta)

The Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta is the main Church of the resort town of Camogli, located on the territory of the Ligurian Riviera di Levante. The Church is on via del Isola. The status of Basilica minor she received in 1988 and today is the parish Church of the Vicariate of Recco-Uscio-Camogli Genoa bishopric.

According to some historical documents, Santa Maria Assunta was built in the 12th century on a cliff top in the vicinity of the port of medieval fishing villages. For centuries the Church was rebuilt several times and expanded, especially in the 16th century and the first decades of the 20th century, partly altered the original design. In 1970-m to year in the three niches of the facade facing the main square, the statues of saints Prospero and Fortunato and of the Madonna del Boschetto.

Inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta consists of three naves, made in the Baroque style, and fully covered with luxurious mouldings and decorative elements of gold and white marble. On the arches of the Church are preserved frescoes of the end of the 19th century - a creation of the artists of B nicolò and Francesco Semino. The main altar was made by sculptor Andrea Casariego, and the wooden choir dated back to the 18th century. Near the sacristy is a painting of "the descent from the cross" on the Italian painter Cambiaso Luke.

Particular attention deserves the chapel of the Church. The chapel in the right side chapel dedicated to the Madonna del Rosario, Purgatory (picture Gerolamo Schiaffino "Madonna and child"), San Prospero (with valuable ark of the 16th century), the sacred Heart of Christ (with the statue of the 19th century Ferdinando Palla) and Saint Gaetano (with a wooden sculpture of the Madonna and child). In the left side chapel is located the chapel of the Crucifixion (with frescoes of the 17th century and a painting of the 16th century), San Giovanni Battista (the marble altar), saints Peter and Fortunato (in the chapel of the relics of St. Fortunato and the statues of Peter and Paul), San Giuseppe, Sant'erasmo and of the Madonna del Boschetto and St. Anthony of Padua.