At the end of the 17th century the Duomo was finally completed.
Many beautiful artworks are conserved in the interior of the Cathedral: frescoes, statues and paintings from different periods and styles.
The Genoa’s Cathedral is also famous for a “miracle” that took place in 1941. During the Second World War the city was being badly bombed by the allied. By mistake a British vessel launched a shell that felt right in the center of the church. Luckily only the walls were damaged while the bomb never exploded. The shell is still inside the Duomo along with an inscription where the people of Genoa thank the Virgin Mary for this “miracle”.