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One of Rome's Oldest Churches

The church of St. George is located behind the Arch of Janus, not far from the Tiber. The rather... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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San Giorgio in Velabro

One of my favorite churches situated in the ancient Roman velabrum. The church was incorporated... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

San Giorgio in Velabro is quite an old church, dating to the 7th century. It has undergone a few transformations since that time, and time as well as people have not always been kind to the building. Apparently it was linked to the Greek residents...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The church of St. George is located behind the Arch of Janus, not far from the Tiber. The rather simple interior uses columns taken from ancient temples. A very peaceful church to visit. The ancient Arcus Argentariorum (arch of the moneychangers) is attached to the...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

One of my favorite churches situated in the ancient Roman velabrum. The church was incorporated with the ancient roman arch of the money changers (Arcus Argentariorum) and was dedicated to St. George. The church dates back to the 7th century and over time, it has...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Located just behind The Arch of Janus is the plain but lovely Chiesa di San Giorgio in Velabro, built 7th century. It was originally dedicated to St Sebastian, who was thrown into the Cloaca Maxima, which is near the church. Decoration on the church comes...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Just around the corner from the farmers market and behind the Arco di Giano is a little church with a Roman arch attached. Apparently this church was regularly flooded so it has had several rebuilds. Interesting to note that the builders appear to have run...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stumbled upon this church by chance when we were just exploring the area the first day we spend in Rome. The inside of the church looks simpler than the more popular tourist sites, but you can just see the authenticity of the architecture and...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

St. Giorgio of Velabro is nothing like highly decorated baroque churches. In the twenties of the last century it was restored so as to remind what it was when built in the7 th century. There are no paintings or frescoes, or statuary, only some ancient...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door and stumbled on this besutiful church. Rather than facing the heaving crowds in St Peters we went to the English mass here. There were 3 worshippers and x3 the number of Crosier Fathers. They made us feel very...More

2  Thank Ultan21
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Tucked away on a small street in the heart of historic Rome is this beautiful church of the 7th century which reflects the more ancient style of Roman basilica. This is a must visit for anyone wanting to see authentic and fascinating architecture in Rome.

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Community of Crosiers Order of the Holy Cross look after this fascinating Church. Great historical surroundings include the Arch of Janus, The Forum Boarium , Palatine Hill, Imperial Forum (unfortunately the near by gate is now closed.)

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