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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