San Torpete

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Church of Saint Torpes
(Chiesa di San Torpete)
San Tropete Genova 01.jpg
The façade of the church.
Basic information
Location Genoa, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 44°24′25.78″N 8°55′45.64″E / 44.4071611°N 8.9293444°E / 44.4071611; 8.9293444
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Genoa
Ecclesiastical or organizational status National monument
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Baroque
Groundbreaking 1730
Completed 1733

San Torpete is a church in central Genoa, northern Italy, dedicated to Saint Torpes. It was founded in the 11th century by local merchants. It was rebuilt in 1730 under designs conceived by Giovanni Antonio Ricca.

The interior ceiling is decorated with paintings and stucco by Giovanni Bernardo Carlone depicting scenes of the Life of San Torpete. An altarpiece of Madonna with St Thomas Becket of Canterbury, St Lucia and John the Baptist is attributed to the studio of Luca Cambiaso or Andrea Semini. The small statue of the Virgin of Providence at the main altar was completed by Giovanni Battista Drago. The altar of San Filippo Neri has a painting depicting The Saint in ecstasy attributed to the studio of Giovanni Battista Paggi.[1]

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  • Paglieri, Nadia Pazzini; Rinangelo Paglieri (1990). Chiese in Liguria. Genoa: Sagep Editrice. ISBN 88-7058-361-9.