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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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  • Stumbled upon this beautiful church while strolling along the Via del Corso. The street allows a very relaxed way to discover lots of beautiful churches by simply walking along at your own leisure. Th...  read more »
  • This Baroque church completed by Maderno; an elliptical plan with three open chapels on each side. Remarkable painting by Pomarancio with Christ's resurrection and the beautiful chapel with white stucco where is hosted the picture of our Lady of miracles.
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  • Via del Corso often commands attention for other reasons but there are many churches that often from outside say very little but you appreciate coming in. Like many others, this one is well worth a visit. a few minutes are enough.
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  • Amazing church, get it and you will be amazed! Much less tourist than on the "hot spots".
  • 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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  • Rich in works of art to be seen in relax because accompanied by a slight undertone of Gregorian chants.
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  • Is not very frequented by tourists although it is very nice and comes well entering to visit her through the via di Corso doing some shopping and close to piazza di Popolo
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  • Beautiful. Especially the fresco of the roof.
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