Museum of Sant' Agostino
The 13th-century church and monastery of Sant'Agostino, once a place of retirement and seclusion, is now open for visitors to view the amazing collections within. The church itself was built by the Augustinians in 1260, and is one of the few Gothic buildings remaining in Genoa. Today, the cloisters are a museum housing more than 4,000 works, including metal and stone sculptures, frescoes, and many architectural artefacts and fragments. One of the most popular attractions in Genoa, the museum is a must-see for visitors to the region. Although not large, the museum receives rave reviews from visitors. One of the only drawbacks is that, like many museums in Genoa, Sant'Agostino has very little information in English and those who don't speak Italian should try to bring some materials with them. The museum is gradually linking its artefacts to mobile phone guides in English and Italian but this project is in its infancy. Photography is allowed in the museum but only non-flash and only in certain sections; you will be required to fill out a form stating that you won't use the photographs taken for commercial purposes. A visit to this museum is a must for those interested in the art of the region.
Address: Piazza Sarzano
Telephone: 010 251 1263
Opening times: Open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm