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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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Constructed between 1110 and 1130, this church of San Clemente is not one, but three churches built one above the other, with ruins dating from the earliest Christian times.
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Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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Reviewed yesterday

An attractive church plus we were lured by the reviews about the archaeological remains, however after we paid our 10 Euros we felt that although interesting the information provided, particularly on the notices was a bit lacking. We heard several guides explaining to groups more...More

Thank Angela V
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a hot day in Rome, our guide took us to the Basilica of St. Clement. What an amazing suprise! Our sons thought it was more interesting than the Coliseum. There are three layers of architectural excavations. Having the guide with us was a huge...More

Thank deldicque
Reviewed 3 days ago

We thought this small unassuming church would be like so many others but its astonishing. The ceiling is breathtaking and the alter is unique than for 10 euros you step back though 2000 years to the house that form the church foundations, a stream, dark...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This basilica gives an impression of many centuries. Three churches above each other, an underground part of a roman villa, mosaics in the upper church. When in Rome: dont miss this!

Thank ada68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful church, and wonderful to see the excavations two levels below. Absolutely mind blowing demonstration of the passing of time. Pictures not allowed.:(

Thank Julsk5023
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pictures cannot do this Basilica justice. Get there early in the day to avoid the crowds. Dress appropriately.

Thank Vincenzo1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into archeology then you must visit this church. In the late 1800s they found a church and a commercial building beneath this church dating back to 100AD. The church itself was under an interior renovation but the best part was the archeological...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like a lasagne this Basilica is built on top of an even more ancient one and that is built on top of a Roman Temple including a Mithras temple where the Pagan religion was practised. Do not be put off by the 10 euro entrance...More

Thank gingergirl2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolute must! It is so beautiful here and I am very happy that I made a point to go here.

Thank desirees667
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small church, but the main draw is underground. As you descend downward, you go back in history. Each level has been discovered underneath another. Excavations are still being done. Our group found it very interesting, and as we arrived at 3 pm...More

Thank centennial5
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Christine N
23 July 2017|
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Response from drT&3ladies | Reviewed this property |
John J is absolutely right, it is the San Giovani de Laterano church.
30 December 2016|
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Response from ramon r | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea... Search it online... perhaps you find any answer... Sorry.
19 October 2016|
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Response from Debbie E | Reviewed this property |
We did not go on a tour. We purchased our ticket at the church. There was no waiting and not a line.