Basilica of Carignano

The city of Genoa as you've never seen it

The only church of the Genoese Renaissance, the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta in Carignano is designed starting in 1549 by Perugian architect Galeazzo Alessi, who conceived it as a grandiose aristocratic church for the noble Sauli family. Its location on Carignano Hill makes it one of the most recognizable features of the city and the most fascinating belvedere in Genoa.
Discover the history of this architectural jewel, an expression of the greatest, wealthiest and most cultured society of Renaissance and later Baroque Genoa, and reach the ancient scenic walkways-hitherto never open to the public-that characterize it, to admire the area, from the Lantern to the Portofino promontory.

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Full price ticket € 14

Reduced ticket € 12

Reduced ticket is reserved for: residents of the City of Genoa (every first Sunday of the month), visitors between the ages of 6 and 25, Piemonte Valle d’Aosta, Lombardia Valle d’Aosta and Formula Extra Museum Subscription holders, Coop Liguria Members

The free ticket is reserved for: persons with disabilities (with accompanying person for those who need it), accredited journalists (upon notification to e-mail, licensed tour guides, Genoa City Pass tourist pass holders (48 H Genoa Weekend and Culture & Heritage – 72 H Culture & Heritage)


Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10.00 | 15.00 | 16.30

Friday: 7 p.m. | 9 p.m. (in July)

Meeting place

Side entrance of the Basilica of Carignano (Alghero Street side) – 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

Your experience

  • The most fascinating belvedere in Genoa
  • Ancient panoramic walkways to admire the area, from the Lanterna to the Portofino promontory
  • Safety helmet provided by Kalatá to get to the dome of the Basilica
  • Guided tour in Italian included in the ticket
  • Foreign language materials and insights included in the ticket

Useful information

  • Without reservation, participation in guided tours cannot be guaranteed
  • In case of red weather alert, visits are cancelled
  • In case of orange weather alert, the guide, for safety reasons, may consider whether to partially or totally cancel the visit
  • The tour route involves climbing 253 steps and takes place both inside and outside (panoramic walkways and dome) of the Basilica
  • For safety reasons, entry is not allowed for children under 6 years old
  • Recommended attire that is appropriate and respectful of the sacred place you are visiting
  • Allowed the use of cameras as long as they are equipped with a safety strap
  • It is forbidden to bring in animals of any kind. For safety reasons, the only animals allowed are companion dogs for people with disabilities

Info and reservations

For more information and to make a reservation you can call +39 0174330976 (including WhatsApp) or send an email to

For groups and school groups, visits can be arranged year-round with prior reservation by emailing

  • To download the catalog dedicated to organized tourism click
  • To download the proposal dedicated to schools click

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