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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

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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.
Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Basilica di San Clemente is a must see when traveling to Rome. The church on the street level sits on top of an underground basilica level and a further underground Mythraic temple. It is important to note it does cost 10€ to enter buts it’s...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a private, guided tour of this Basilica (thanks to Ciao Tours, Canada). We had expressed an interest in touring a bit "off the beaten track" in Rome, and boy did this experience deliver! The catacombs, architecture, and excavations were fascinating! At every turn,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get a historical perspective on Rome this is the first place I take my guided tours. From this 12th century church, go down to the 4th century church and then down to the world of the 1st century with a Mithraic Temple alongside the...More

Thank G5432XTmichaelr
Reviewed 1 week ago

whereas the main building is nice and certainly would be the highlight in any other city, in Rome it does not peak out, if not.... there was the wonderful golden apsis and on of the most artificious cilings. worth at least a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really amazing basilica with so mych history. It's a bit of a hidddn gem so it's not that crowded. The roof and altar wall is amazing.

Thank Johannes B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With several layers of excavation, the site is definitely worth visiting. The whole exposition is not overwhelming at all ( unlike many museums in Rome). Consider this nice stroll during hot summer day. The Roman plumbing along with 9th century tombs of the creators of...More

Thank SanFran111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A basilica on top of a basilica on top of a pagan temple! It’ll blow your mind. If you really want to understand why Romans define the eternal city an archeological lasagna this is the right place. Didn’t expect to even see spring water down...More

Thank JayBeeEll
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chanced upon this church on my way from my hotel to the Labicana bus station. I was amazed by the simplicity of the church, which was accentuated by the fantastic mosaics and frescoes. If you have some extra time, pay the extra EUR10 entrance...More

Thank Talampakan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ancient frescos, marble columns, underground tunnels, and secret passages. And even a working ancient spring water aqueduct all punctuate a true Roman gem found in the shadows of the more famous Church of San Giovanni di Laterano. Do not miss this one.

Thank Geo F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible history, and the perfect place in Rome to see the layers of building over the centuries! Lots of steps, but well worth it.

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4 June 2018|
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Response from BenMidland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only the main level. The different levels under the basilica are only accessible by steep stairs. Proper shoes are recommended and there is a dress code. Good Luck!
27 March 2018|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
No need, you just enter and buy the tickets, without any queues :)
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Response from Claire R | Reviewed this property |
I suffer with back problems and managed to get down to the oldest level.The most steps are at the entrance probably around twenty steps but they are wide and well built and there are good handrails. If you take it steady im... More