Santi Cosma e Damiano Church

Brescia, Italy

Santi Cosma e Damiano was originally a Roman Catholic church affiliated with an Augustinian convent, it is now Greek Orthodox church.

Of the 12th-century Romanesque construction, only the bell-tower remains; the present facade and interiors mainly date to a reconstruction in the 18th century. The main altar (18th century) in polychrome marble has statues by Antonio Callegari and altarpiece by Giambettino Cignaroli and a 16th-century Ark of St Tiziano. Adjacent to the church is a 15th-century cloister. In 1923, at the instigation of a local poet Angelo Canossi, the names of the Italians who died in the war were inscribed in the columns.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Claudia Bertoli (10 months ago)
Beautiful both inside and out
Claudine Cozzoli (17 months ago)
The small church of Saints Cosmo and Damiano in Via Carioli 23 has a 15th century façade. Essential and modest at first sight, but if we see it from the left side we discover beauty and harmony. The tower is made of stone, well preserved, worked and decorated with arches. ? To discover the interior (I will have to return) it opens on Saturdays for Holy Mass at 5pm. The church is entrusted by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. IT DESERVES
Adelaide Tranchina (2 years ago)
From my personal vision and without offence, I found it to be extremely sumptuous. An exaggerated, opulent, abnormal thing. My thoughts went to Jesus, to the humble Saints and Blesseds who perhaps would not have agreed that their simple and Spartan life, chosen in poverty and essentiality, should be combined with such richness and splendor. They certainly would have wanted all the economic resources spent on this mega church to be donated to charity.
Elena S (4 years ago)
Beautiful!
Aurelia Calin (5 years ago)
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