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“Mystery, Beauty and History Underground” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano

Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano
Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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Ranked #4 of 730 Attractions in Rome
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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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.
Santa Fe, NM
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“Mystery, Beauty and History Underground”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We've been to this lovely Church behind the Colosseum, with it's beautiful mosaics before, but did not appreciate it's true import until we took a tour from Through Eternity Tours. Gabriel was our wonderful guide through the amazing maze of history. The memories are very much with me still as I google for more information. Feast for thought.

Visited November 2012
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“great history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a beautiful 12th century church,very well restored,but with something extra. Underneath are ruins of an earlier church and also ruins of a 2nd century temple to a Persian bull god. wonderful atmosphere as you walk through the digginds for a small fee.

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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is situated just after the Colesseum. It is so beautiful and you must visit the 2floors under the basilica . It is fascinating and weel worth a visit.

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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Lots of crowds and awe inspiring. Went to Rome to see the sites and wouldnt have missed this one. We took in as part of an organised tour which we did to avoid the queus

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“YOU'LL NEVER FORGET THIS PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went there by chance (suggestion of a taxi cab driver). We didn't know that, after visiting the church itself (it worth the visit even if you come from the other part of the world) you have the surprise, descending well far down the town level, to visit some archaeologic excavation that will show you: two different levels of romanic and paleochristian church; a temple of ancient god Mithra - very well preserved - and TWO HOUSES FROM ANCIENT ROME divided by a small road, preserving the old freshwater source of the house, still springing till now! And: some ancient temples and burial inscriptions and frescoes: so what more? Go for a total immersion in different times of old Rome.

Visited October 2012
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