Basilica di SS Cosma e Damiano

sights / Religious

Basilica di SS Cosma e Damiano information

Location
Rome , Italy
Address
Via dei Fori Imperiali 1
Getting there
Bus: Via dei Fori Imperiali
Prices
presepio donation €1
Opening hours
9am-1pm & 3-7pm, presepio 10am-1pm & 3-6pm Fri-Sun Sep-Jul
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Backing onto the Roman Forum, this 6th-century basilica incorporates parts of the Foro di Vespasiano and Tempio di Romolo , visible at the end of the nave. The real reason to visit, though, is to admire the church's vibrant 6th-century apse mosaics, depicting Peter and Paul presenting saints Cosma, Damiano, Theodorus and Pope Felix IV to Christ.

Also worth a look is the 18th-century Neapolitan presepio (nativity scene) in a room off the 17th-century cloister.