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Perfect Traveller suggests the next time you are visiting the ancient church of San Clemente in Rome, look down at the floor. You will be amazed to discover the 13th century craftsmanship of several generations of the Cosmati family who evolved beautiful geometric designs for their floors, recycling the marbles of Imperial Rome!

Perfect Traveller suggests the next time you are visiting the ancient church of San Clemente in Rome, look down at the floor. You will be amazed to discover the 13th century craftsmanship of several generations of the Cosmati family who evolved beautiful geometric designs for their floors, recycling the marbles of Imperial Rome!

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The Cosmati Pavement 1268, after restoration 2010: Inscription

The Cosmati Pavement 1268, after restoration 2010: Inscription

The Cosmati Pavement - Westminster Abbey

The Cosmati Pavement - Westminster Abbey

Roma, San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, pavimento cosmatesco

Roma, San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, pavimento cosmatesco

Collegiata di Santa Maria a Lugnano in Teberina, Umbria - pavimento cosmatesco - bruno brunelli

Collegiata di Santa Maria a Lugnano in Teberina, Umbria - pavimento cosmatesco - bruno brunelli

The Cosmati Pavement - Westminster Abbey

The Cosmati Pavement - Westminster Abbey

A pattern to be seen in the pavement, comprising purple and green porphyry and yellow limestone; Head conservator, Vanessa Simeoni repairs the tomb lid of Abbot Richard de Ware, the 13th century cleric who brought Cosmati work to the abbey.

A pattern to be seen in the pavement, comprising purple and green porphyry and yellow limestone; Head conservator, Vanessa Simeoni repairs the tomb lid of Abbot Richard de Ware, the 13th century cleric who brought Cosmati work to the abbey.