Church in Bellissimi, Liguria

Churches in Liguria

Learn all about the styles of the churches in Liguria

Chiesa Sant Ampelio in Bordighera

Chiesa di San't Ampelio


The Romanesque style, spanning from about 1000 to 1200 AD in Europe, has the following characteristics: Thick and massive walls - small windows - unvaulted, panelled ceilings - arches crossing into each other Symbolising the religious unity of the Christian Occident, the overall impression of the interior is solid and homogenous. The sheer massiveness of the buildings reflects the omnipotence of God and the power of Christianit


The Gothic style flourished between 1140 and 1500 AD. The term “gothic” was used as a pejorative term to describe a rude and barbaric culture. Its main characteristics are: Large windows - ogival arches - ribbed vaults - accentuated vertical lines - slight and structured columns on a polygonal plan - ornaments. The cathedral is a major Christian symbol and also reflects civic pride. 

Chiesa di Sant Andrea in Levanto

Chiesa di San't Andrea

Renaissance Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta in Genua

Chiesa Santa Maria Assunta


The Renaissance period, also known as the cultural rebirth of the ancient world, spanned the 14th to the 17th centuries. The main characteristics of the period are: Stylistic elements - simple, clear and harmonious buildings - simple, symmetrical plan (square, circle)


The Baroque period started in 1575 and ended in about 1770 AD. The main characteristics of the epoch are: Dynamic forms - cupolas - ensembles of columns - gables - windows with extravagant ornamentation - exploitation of light effects - involvement of paintings and plastics in the architecture of the building.

Cervo Baroque Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Giovanni Battista

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

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