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San Giorgio in Velabro

H7 Via del Velabro 19 § 06-6979 7536 @ 23, 44, 81, 160, 170, 280, 628, 715, 716, 780 # 10am–12:30pm & 4–6:15pm Tue, Fri & Sat

In the hollow of the street named after the Velabrum, the swamp where Romulus and Remus are said to have been found by the she-wolf, is a small church dedicated to St George, whose bones lie under the altar.

The 7th-century basilica has suffered over time from floods. Careful restoration has, however, returned it to its original appearance. A double row of granite and marble columns (taken from ancient Roman temples) divides the triple nave. The austerity of the grey interior is relieved by golden frescoes in the apse (attributed ...

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