Church of San Giorgio in Velabro

"Church of San Giorgio in Velabro" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Saturday 2nd July 2011

The name of the church reminds about the regularly damaged ground of this zone by the waters of Tiber (velabro = marsh). The church was built before the 4th century and reminds the settlement of the Greek colony in this part of the city, which prove all the Greek names of the churches around. S.Giorgio was a Greek martyr as well. This small Church of San Giorgio in Velabro (Chiesa di S.Giorgio al Velabro) is dedicated to San Giorgio, whose remais are underneath the altar.

Church of San Giorgio in Velabro (Chiesa di S.Giorgio al Velabro) inside the Church of San Giorgio in Velabro.
The interior is on a basilican plan with a nave and two aisles divided by two rows of 16 marble and granite columns. The beautiful apse frescoes are attributed to P.Cavallini. The facade, the bell-tower and a portico were created during the reconstruction works of the 12th century with four columns having Ionian capitals, and robust angular pilasters made of brickwork, ending with a marble decoration with diagonal squares. In July of 1993 the terrorists' bomb destroyed the portico and tympanum, that were quickly reconstructed. On 6 July 1996, in fact, it has been completely restored and reopened after three years of works.
paintings of Church of San Giorgio in Velabro. 16 marble and granite columns of Chiesa di S.Giorgio al Velabro

Address:
Church of San Giorgio in Velabro
Via del Velabro, 19
00186, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Ripa (Circo Massimo - Bocca Verità - Aventino) (Roma centro)
Church of San Giorgio in Velabro is Shown By "Map K Zone" As "45"
Hours: Tuesday 10:00am-12:30pm 04:00pm-06:30pm, Friday 10:00am-12:30pm 04:00pm-06:30pm Saturday 10:00am-12:30pm 04:00pm-06:30pm. Masses: Tuesday Wednesday Friday 12:30pm, Sundays and Holidays 08:00am.
Transport:
Metro: B Circo Massimo
Bus: 23 - 44 - 81 - 95 - 160 - 170 - 280 - 628 - 715 - 716 - 780 - 781 - 204 fest.
Tram: 3
Telephone: 0039 06 69797536
Fax: 0039 06 69204527
Email: info...@sangiorgioinvelabro.org , andr...@oscgeneral.org
Website: http://www.sangiorgioinvelabro.org/

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