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Chiesa di San Giacomo in Augusta, Rome
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San Giacomo in Augusta is a Baroque-style church built in central Rome, Italy.Standing on Via del Corso number 499, roughly three blocks south of the Piazza del Popolo in rione Campo Marzio, nearly opposite to the church of Gesù e Maria. A Church at the site was originally built in the 14th century adjacent to a hospital for the Incurabili (uncurables), and thus is also known as San Giacomo degli Incurabili. The suffix ‘’in Augusta’’ referred to the neighboring Mausoleum of Augustus.A church at the location was founded along with a hospital by Cardinal Giovanni Colonna in 1339. By 1515, the hospital was in a state of abandon, but within a few decades reopened under the supervision of two religious orders, with the aim of curing those affected by syphilis. Pope Nicholas V placed it under the control of the Company of Santa Maria del Popolo. This order was under the patronage of the Florentine Cardinal Antonio Maria Salviati, and he commissioned the reconstruction of the church. The oval layout of the church at the site was rebuilt starting by Francesco da Volterra in 1592. Upon the former architect's death, the facade and most of the interior decoration completed by Carlo Maderno in 1600.
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  • A church in a side street of the busy shopping street Via del Corso. The Church will stay with me especially because of the storm that swept over Rome at the time of the visit. Later there appeared to be a tornado passed. Here you will find more frescoes by Capparoni and an altar manufactured by Carlo Maderno.
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  • Erected following the eponymous Hospital of the Incurables and attached to the same, the building has a unique elliptical plan with three apses on each side, I see them all for their diversity and beauty. The Church, built by Maderno, it is said, could only be completed thanks to stucco stolen from the nearby mausoleum of Augustus but in its simplicity is a corner of silence that weeds out from downtown streets filled with light and extremely fashionable bent. A place where to be able to give a moment of recollection and charm. The time, finally, presents a fascinating and huge work, the "glory of Saint James": strong colors that know how to capture the look and get the twist his neck. Allow yourself to be charmed.
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  • Despite romana in Rome I had never come to this beautiful church of via del Corso, which impressed me because impressive but, at the same time, collecting and inviting to prayer. The curiosity to note is the fact that here he was baptized the great Roman poet Trilussa, of which there is a sonnet, which he made available for visitors
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  • Amazing church, get in and you will be amazed! Much less tourist than on the "hot spots".
  • Very nice church.
  • Rich in works of art to be seen in relax because accompanied by a slight undertone of Gregorian chants.
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  • The Church is called in Augusta for the presence nearby of the mausoleum of Augustus. It was converted into a barn during the Roman Republic of 1849, when he lost a large part of the works and the furniture that was burned in piazza del Popolo!
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  • Only if you go way to people's square as architecture, nor the interior, although much better, is worth a visit just to do this.
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