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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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  • The origin of the Church dates back to around 1300 when a small chapel was built, modified and enlarged over time until it reaches the d a significant structure which still maintains. In the story underwent changes, damage and rework, internally beautiful with large frescoes on the ceiling and above the altar, precious and pleasant décor. A charming atmosphere that invites contemplation. Great location right in the Center.
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  • We had heard this was a beautiful church inside, and we weren't disappointed. Absolutely stunning interiors  more »
  • Right on the busy shopping street via del Corso. Take a break from the material things for a few quiet moments.  more »
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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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