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San Giorgio in Velabro

San Giorgio in Velabro


One of my favourites, at the time only recently reopened (*)

The church is in the ancient Roman Velabrum, near the Arch of Janus in the Ripa rione.

Its site near the River Tiber was within a complex of pagan temples from the Republican
era, associated with Rome's port - and the ancient 'Arcus Argentariorum' was incorporated
into its facade.

More background __

(*) For the story of the 1993 car bomb attack which destroyed the portico, and its restoration:





other sizes: small medium original
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)14-Mar-2010 09:44
Great eye...nice tone too... V+
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