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Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

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Address: Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06.698.86433
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Description: Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to the...
Known to be the first church in Christendom, this church belongs to the Vatican and has the privileges of extraterritoriality.
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San Giovanni one of the highlight in Rome. If you're a woman dress correctly or you'll end up looking like Sarah. Overall, very nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

San Giovanni one of the highlight in Rome. If you're a woman dress correctly or you'll end up looking like Sarah. Overall, very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is one of the most important churches in the world and a wonderful place to visit in Rome. It is the official Cathedral of Rome and a place that you will certainly want to include on your itinerary if you enjoy spending time in historical churches during your travels. Opening Hours 7am to 6.30pm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I loved this church and would have liked to have spent much longer exploring here. Not as crowded as St Peters of course, but just as beautiful, I think. Only bad point was the toilet facilities, which were dreadful, and the fact that when we went there were no cafes in the close vicinity at which to recharge our energy.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were there fairly early before all the guided tours came so we had a lot of time to just walk about and look. The church is beautiful even if youre not interested in religion. The only thing to remember is to where clothing that covers the shoulders and no shorts. They won't let you in otherwise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a part of the Rome pass that allows you free entry in addition to St. Peters. It is older that St. Peters and bearing in mind the aggro needed to get into the head church I would say that this original Popes Palace is the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's magic. Must see even you are not catholic. One of the major churchs in rome, a location full of architectural and hustorical..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

San Giovanni in Laterano ~ Basilica of St. John ~ was on our must see list as well as the other major basilicas while we were in Rome. The statues of the 12 Apostles are worth the visit. It is a stunning basilica!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You don't need to be religious to appreciate the beauty of this church. This is well worth a visit whilst exploring Rome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Wow! What a place to see in Rome, not at the top of any tourist list, but magnificent and very well worth a visit. Breathtakingly beautiful, a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

After seeing all of the usual sites in Rome...all of which were spectacular...we went searching for the Scala Santa (the Holy Stairs)...which should be seen by all. Across the street we found the San Giovanni. What a site! The architecture and art work is incredible! There are huge statues (at least 15' tall) of every Apostle lining the center aisle... More 

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