Lovely Church located in the heart of tiny Portofino
Church located in the oldest suburb of Portofino with wonderful work of art inside. It is the largest Church of Portofino and the main temple of the city.
This lovely striped Church dedicated to St. Martin is placed by the harbour in the most ancient area of the suburb.
Dated back to the period between the 11th and 12th centuries, it was built in Romanic-Lombard style. Some sources indicate that it seems to be even older, prior to the 11th Century. During the history the Church has had changes and renovations and the current building is now the result of the 19th Century changes and there is still visible features of the Romanesque style.
Indoor it is bright, decorated with frescoes, huge chandeliers and massive columns connected by arched openings. It boasts several paintings and sculptures such as a wooden group depicting the deposition of Christ, the painting of the Virgin Mary of the Rosary by unknown painter even though almost certainly was made by the Genoese School of the 18th Century, the Annunciation of 18th Century and a painting of Saints Sebastiano and Rocco Pantaleo, a Ligurian painter of the 16th Century.