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Santi Cosma e Damiano, Rome

Santi Cosma e Damiano - Rome, Italy
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Via dei Fori Imperiali 1, Rome, Italy 00186Map
Neighborhood: Centro Storico
Overview

Many Roman churches were built on the foundations of pagan temples and this one is no exception: its vestibule is a temple dedicated to Romulus, the mythical founder of Rome, although this has never been proved. The rest of the church is shaped from a room in the Foro della Pace di Vespasiano. The apse holds a beautiful Byzantine mosaic depicting Christ descending a staircase of orange clouds against a blue background. During the Christmas period, the beautiful 18th-century nativity scene with exquisitely carved Neapolitan statuettes is well worth a visit.

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Santi Cosma e Damiano General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Colosseo
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