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Chiesa dei Santi Cosma e Damiano

Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
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Located on the fringe of the Forum, this small church incorporates the pagan Temple of Romulus and features a magnificent sixth-century mosaic representing the Second Coming.
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Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to escape from the crowds. Peaceful and colorful with a lovely inner garden and a little fountain with goldfish.

Thank KatrinLen
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We loved this interesting church right up the main road from the Colosseum. It has a 1700 built nativity set which is enormous and accessed opposite door to the church entrance. The church has a glass wall where you can view the inside of one...More

Thank Mama_Mitch1981
Reviewed 12 February 2017

On our mission to see Nativity Sets in as many churches as we could at Christmas, we knew we could not miss this church. Saint Cosmas and Damien Church sits in one of the most beautiful settings. You can feel the history that surrounds this...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This church immediately next to the Forum Romanum .. actually on top or inside of the temple of Romolus is worth a visit . There is a large glass front in the back of the church where you can look down into the Temple

1  Thank marvinge
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A wonderful small church just next to roman Forum and Coliseum. Perhaps for this reason, not well kniwn. But wonderful mosaics and a very cheerful and colorful altar. Worth visiting, as there is a medieval presepio from Napoli as well.

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Very quiet with some spectacular mosaics. There is a 'presepe' which is the equal of anything I've seen in Naples - although this is not always available to see. This Basilica is well worth visiting and can be a little oasis of calm and tranquillity...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 9 July 2016

A beautiful church, and very quiet in an otherwise very tourist-saturated area. There are a number of distinctive features. The first Thing you notice is the beautiful clositer on your way to the entrance of the church proper. When you enter, there is a large...More

Thank BeatiMundoCorde
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Facing Via dei Fori Imperiali, Basilica Santi Cosma e Damiano was built around 1000 AD. Inside are artifacts rescued from other Roman sites (marble slabs from Forma Urbis Romae) and some of the finest mosaics. At the rear of the church, right next to Via...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Small church tucked away near the Antonius/Faustina entrance to the Forum. Contains a beautiful courtyard with a central fountain and plants. It was silent when I visited around noon on a Saturday, and you could hear the water splashing and the light breeze caressing the...More

1  Thank Adam A
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The round so-called Temple of Romulus is attached to the rectangular church of Santi Cosma e Damiano (which has a beautiful cloister). In past visits, I have seen the Temple under reconstruction. Now it is open to the public and is worth visiting. The entrance...More

Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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