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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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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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  • Another hidden gem right in the city center of Rome. Beautiful art. Open and free to the public. A quiet place to pray or reflect. I just happened to find it on one of my little strolls and could not ...  more »
  • This church is situated on the Via del Corso and is baroque in style.It is quite stunning inside with beautiful paintings and lots of marble. It is really worth seeing.  more »
  • We had heard this was a beautiful church inside, and we weren't disappointed. Absolutely stunning interiors  more »
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  • Breathtaking and beautiful church, and less busy than some of the other ones. Amazing ceiling. Go to be amazed.
  • Amazing church, get in and you will be amazed! Much less tourist than on the "hot spots".
  • ok
  • Very nice church.
  • lokks veruy nice