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Typology: Non Parish Church


Address: Via del Velabro, 19
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo-Bocca Verità-Aventino) (Roma centro)
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Telephone: 0039 06 69797536
Fax: 0039 06 69204527

Opening times

Tuesday 10:00am-12:30pm 04:00pm-06:30pm
Friday 10:00am-12:30pm 04:00pm-06:30pm

Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm 04:00pm-06:30pm
Tuesday Wednesday Friday 12:30pm
Sundays and Holidays 08:00am


The small church is dedicated to San Giorgio, whose remais are underneath the altar. It probably dates back to C.VI and it was rebuilt under the papacy of Leo II at the end of C.VII. It owes its name to the "Velabrum", the river swamp where Faustolo supposedly found Romolo and Remo. Often flooded by water, it has always been restored to its original aspect. Before the façade, sided by a vigorous Romanesque bell-tower added in 1100, is an architraved portico, with four columns having Ionian capitals, and robust angular pilasters made of brickwork, ending with a marble decoration with diagonal squares. The interior has a double row of marble and granite columns with different provenience, that divide it up in three naves. Sadly knowkn to have undergone an attack that destroyed it almost entirely in 1993, the church has been restored to its original splendor. On 6 July 1996, in fact, it has been completely restored and reopened after three years of works.
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Last checked: 2009-02-02 9:48