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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 2 days ago

There are some amazing churches in Rome - things with overwhelming sensory inputs - size; scale; grandeur, etc. Basilica of San Clemente is really interesting. It's very beautiful inside - not as large or pretty as some - surely it doesn't have the Le Pieta...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rome and Italy posses amazing churches and monuments, but this is one of the most elaborate and beautiful churches I have seen

Thank Beliza B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not far from the colosseum. Kids under 16 are free. Beautiful frescoes and a mosaic above the main altar. But you cannot visit without a visit to the underground more ancient passageways, especially if you have kids who have complained about the heat touring the...More

Thank Carla M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a few blocks from the Colosseum, and it was not at all crowded when we went. We walked right in with no wait. The church itself was beautiful and you could spend sometime looking around there. But to get the full history...More

Thank DLanders
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this church, they are very strict on photography but it's a great visit. The ground floor is a typical and beautiful and mostly well preserved catholic church. However for a few euros you can venture to the underground and see some amazing history....More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historical church that predates the Vatican. We enjoyed our visit a lot. They have really good and clean bathrooms with minimal waiting.

Thank bb-starr
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have time in Rome to visit one other church besides St. Peter's, consider San Clemente. It is located within walking distance of the Coliseum. Its history is fascinating, having been the home of Roman consul and Christian martyr Titus Clemens, where a house...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place. The 12th Century Church is beautiful inside. no photos allowed so my daughter bought a little sketch pad and pencil from the gift shop and sat drawing for a while. The charge to see the 4th Century church and 1st Century house is...More

Thank 416Spitfire8
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 12th century church ... on top of a 4th century church ... on top of a Roman mint and other ruins. They've excavated them all, so you're free to walk around in all the levels. Absolutely fascinating! The original Roman paving stones are still...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

San Clemente is an old old church on top of an old pagan turned Christian Church on top of a super old apartment from about 200 ad. My teen thought it was super cool and my older children loved it too. And if it is...More

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Hi, will this be open on new years day?
29 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.
Sounds amazing! Do you have to book in advance to go underground, and is it 'tour-price'? Thanks, Clare
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.
Hi. Visiting Rome in August - a busy time. Would San Clemente have lineups August 17? We will book a tour company if there are lengthy lines. Thanks.
30 June 2016|
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Response from Judy H | Reviewed this property |
There shouldn't be any long lines