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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 December 8, 2012

recommended by an art history professor friend. The three levels are astounding, especially the lowest one. A wonderful way to see the levels of Rome over the centuries.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I am so glad we stopped in this Church. It was beautiful with very old mosaics and paintings. Includes excavated ruins underneath the church which were closed by the time we got there. We were blessed to attend Mass at this Church.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is an amazing little church, tucked down a side street in an untouristy part of Rome. The basilica itself is beautiful enough, but go through a door, pay five Euros, go down the steps and you're in a fourth century version and then keep going down and you're in a Roman Street. It's all a bit bizarre. My daughter (regular readers of my reviews will notice she's a bit of a wuss) was terrified, started screaming and ended up burying her head in my shoulder as I carted her round (she's 8 so it wasn't easy). But don't let her put you off. It's a fascinating place.

Thank rosiefromlondon
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

The oldest part of this church dates back to the 2nd Century BC. Do go down to the deepest excavated level covering a susprisingly vast area to see 1st Century AD buildings. Beautiful 12th Century Apse mosaic showing the tree of life in the church.

Thank Florence350
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

One of the nuns where we stayed at il Rosario gave us a tour of this church and it was the best tour we did while in the city. She knew many inside stories from her own experiences.

Thank Michelle Z
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