Chiesa di San Bartolomeo

sights / Religious

Chiesa di San Bartolomeo information

Rome , Italy
Piazza di San Bartolomeo all'Isola 22
Getting there
Bus: Lungotevere dei Pierleoni
Opening hours
9.30am-1.30pm & 3.30-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 9.30am-1pm Sun
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Built on the ruins of the Roman temple to Aesculapius, the Graeco-Roman god of medicine, the island’s 10th-century church is an interesting hybrid of architectural styles: the facade is baroque, as is the richly frescoed ceiling; the belltower is 12th-century Romanesque, and the 28 columns that divide the interior date to ancient times.

Inside, a marble wellhead is thought to stand over the spring that provided the temple’s healing waters.