Chiesa della Consolazione

The church of the Madonna della Consolazione e San Vicenzo Martire (Virgin of the Consolation and St. Vincent Martyr), also called Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Consolazione (once of St Rita) is a church in Genoa, Italy. A church of ‘’Our Lady of the Consolation’’ under the care of Augustinian Fathers was known near this site since the 15th century. At the time, it stood in the perilous neighborhoods outside the city walls. Construction of new defensive walls after the bombardment in 1684, forced the Augustinian monks to relocate, and they were authorized to build at the present site. Construction ran from 1684 till 1706. The dome was added in 1769 based on designs by Simone Cantoni.