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Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
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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.
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Our guide at the Colosseum recommended this visit as a way of seeing and understanding the layers which make up the city of Rome. Church itself is beautiful but the well preserved archeological site underneath is amazing. It really gives you a sense of the history of the place and includes a fantastic underground river. Walking down what has been identified as a city street and school underground is an unforgettable experience. All for only 5 euros - best value attraction (next to the free entrance to St Peter's of course). Would recommend a guide who can explain the site in detail. We didn't have one but those we overheard were fascinating.

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

San Clemente in Laterano is really three churches one on top of the other.The upper, with frescoes by Masolino,the second a paleocristian church,and also housing.Amazing the water that had been ther from the first century,and 10 mts deep a pagan Temple dedicated to Mitra god imported from africa by the Romans.5 Euros the visit.Worthwhile!Near Colosseum in Via di San Giovanni in Laterano

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Loved San Clemente. Took our teenage son to see the layers, literally of history. It's amazing to go through each floor and travel back hundreds of years. Great way to experience Roman and pre Roman history

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Beautiful church. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and watch a stunning bride climb the endless staircase in her amazing dress. An amazing experience

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

San Clemente is a beautiful church in its own right, but has a lot of history. We paid to go underground (€3.50 for those aged 18-25) and was interesting to see how it had old living quarters, it's own spring and various religious building on site. It's worth the few minutes detour from the colosseum

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