Rome: San Bernardo alle Terme

The church of San Bernardo alle Terme is dedicated to the famous French saint and abbot Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153). The ‘alle Terme’ part of the name refers to the Baths of Diocletianus – Thermae in Latin – which were built in the fourth century. The large train station of…

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Rome: San Bernardo alle Terme

De kerk van San Bernardo alle Terme is gewijd aan de bekende Franse heilige en abt Bernardus van Clairvaux (1090-1153). Het ‘alle Terme’-gedeelte van de naam slaat op de Baden van Diocletianus – Thermae in het Latijn – van begin vierde eeuw. Ook het grote treinstation van Rome, Stazione Termini,…

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Rome: San Crisogono

There are two churches in Trastevere that anyone should visit: the Santa Maria in Trastevere and the Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. The San Crisogono, also in Trastevere, cannot hope to match those two in terms of art of history, but it is interesting in its own right. The church is…

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Rome: Santi Cosma e Damiano

Not much is known about the lives of the twin brothers Cosmas and Damianus (Κοσμάς and Δαμιανός in Greek). Tradition dictates that they were born in Arabia, which is most likely Arabia Petraea, then part of the Roman Empire. Cosmas and Damianus both became physicians. They were apparently quite good…

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