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“Layer cake!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
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Small-Group Tour Crypts the Bone Chapel and Catacombs
Ranked #23 of 1,456 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Layer cake!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The three levels of this Basilica are fascinating. It's an intriguing layer cake that takes you back through time as you descend each floor. Our guide Silvia of uRome Tours did an impeccable job of explaining all the artistic and historical details. This site is very well maintained and a bargain at 5 euros. It is very near the coliseum and worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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“The Catacombs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We toured the catacombs under the Basilica it was amazing and a history lesson into the past ..We learned about the tombs and how they used little oil lamps to light the way..I recommend bringing a walking stick where it's dimly lit and floors are uneven..

Visited May 2014
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“Basilica San Clemente”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

If your staying in the Termini area or visiting the Colosseum take time out to go to Basilica di San Clemente. Its only a five mins walk from the Colosseum its well worth a visit. The Basilica is on 3 floors the entrance is on the ground level, as you descend the floors you go through the Basilicas various ages, . Four Euros for adults less for students and children. Pay when you are inside and not at the door.

Visited May 2014
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“Great start”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

First Basilica we visited....fantastic start to seeing many more in Rome. Our guide knew where to start and end!

Visited May 2014
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“Layer upon layer of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was one of the most memorable places we visited in Rome. You enter a medieval church that has been dressed up with renaissance, baroque, and mannerist art. As you walk around, you notice that parts of the marble floors were apparently taken from ancient Roman buildings. Then you descend to the remains of a fourth century Christian church and then further down to a first-century Mithraic temple. If you enjoy time travel, this is the place for you.

Visited May 2014
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