The museum

The artistic heritage of the Sanctuary is completed by the treasure that includes the paintings, relics, articles of worship, furniture and sacred ornaments. It is conspicuous because of its intrinsic value and also for its exceptional number, the majority of which are gift of the faithful to the Madonetta; it would have been even more splendid if it had not been stripped by the Republic (1746) and Napoleon (1798). Currently, only a minimum part is exposed in the museum hall beside the main altar inaugurated in December 1977.


Some of the paintings of great value are: Visione di S. Caterina da Genova by Carlo Ratti, Cena di Emmause by the School of Strozzi, various Assunte of Genoese masters, some works of Teresio Languasco a discalced augutinian disciple of Piola. The precious Reliquary, more than a hundred are in wood coated with gold or precious metals. A collection of silver by the Roman School, 1700 and in filigree by Campoligure, 1800. The sacred ornaments woven or embroidered of ligurian and French style: Pianetta, embroidered by venerable Palio of the Assumption considered as the most beautiful form of Liguria, Savona, 1722, Piviale e stola of the relics recovered from the vestment of the Duke Stefano Lomellini and venetian laces.