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“7th century basilica near the banks of the Tiber” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Giorgio in Velabro

San Giorgio in Velabro
Via del Velabro 19, 00186 Rome, Italy (Ripa / Aventino)
(39) 06 / 692.045.34
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Ranked #108 of 720 attractions in Rome
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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“7th century basilica near the banks of the Tiber”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Basilica of San Giorgio in Velabro is right near the Arch of Janus, not far from the banks of the Tiber River, and it is within a complex of Republican-era pagan temples associated with the port of Rome. The ancient Arcus Argentariorum is attached to the side of the church's façade and is worth a visit of itself. The present church structure was built in the 7th century. If you visit, be sure to visit also the nearby Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin and, of course, don't miss the impressive Arch of Janus.

Visited January 2013
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“holds the parts from the head of St George”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

This is a small church just located in the street behind the basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. To arrive to it you have to walk from the central Piazza Venezia (where the monument to Vittorio Emanuele is, along the Via del Teatro di Marcello along the Tevere, till you arrive in the piazza having the 2 Roman temples on your right and the basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin infront. On your left you will see the Arch of Janus and the church is just behind it.
The church is quite simple with a central cyborium above the altar that contains the relics with part of the brain of St George. The above fresco depicts St George and St Sebastian on opposite sides. Viva Hal-Qormi :)

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