Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano is the oldest of the four major basilicas in Rome. It was once at the apex of Christendom. Until the late 14th century it was the Pope’s main place of worship and it remains Rome’s official cathedral. For this reason alone it's one of the most important things to see in Rome.
Before entering, you can marvel at the bold white facade and the ancient bronze doors. They were taken from the Curia on the Roman forum. Once inside, you will witness a magnificent gilt ceiling and an ornate 15th-century mosaic floor. Not to mention the vast central nave holding immense statues of the apostles.
The interior has undergone many a makeover. Much of what we can see today is thanks to the renowned architect Francesco Borromini, who revamped it for the 1650 Jubilee. While Borromini's design provides a more modern look, many historic fittings are still in place. Notable among them is an exquisite fourteenth-century fresco of Pope Boniface VIII. Other major nearby attractions are the Colosseum and Basilica San Paolo.
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Places to stay near Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano
Cosy 65 sqm apartment located on the 3rd floor of a building with a lift on Via di San Giovanni in Laterano. It's furnished in a classic style and refined with prestigious materials. It consists of a large main entrance which is connected to a bright living room pr …see more
This spacious and lush apartment is located in the beautiful residential neighbourhood of San Giovanni, in the heart of Rome. The area is coveted for its many up and coming bars and restaurants and has also become a new shopping haven.
The 140 sqm apartment has plenty …see more
<p><span>This luxury apartment is located on Via Tasso, a short walk from the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum and the metro line. The property has recently been renovated by the renowned architect Alessandra Morelli and is located on the 4th floor wi …see more
This wide apartment is located a few steps away from Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano and it's ideal for who wants to enjoy an enchanting view of the Basilica di San Giovanni and at the same time have a quiet and relaxing stay. Closely located, the Colosseum and the Roma …see more
Soggiorno nel cuore di Roma situato in Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 900metri dal Colosseo e solo 3-4 minutti a piedi dalle fermate Manzoni e San Giovanni (Metro A) ed 1km dalla Porta Maggiore. L' appartamento dispone di 2 camere matrimoniali con TV/LCD Wi-Fi gratuit …see more
Cozy, bright and colorful apartment comfortably sleeps three guests and offers all the home comforts as well as an excellent location only 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum. his cozy, quiet apartment comfortably sleeps three guests and offers all the home comforts as w …see more
St. John Lateran apartment is located on the fifth floor with lift of a nice and quiet building, very close to the magnificent Saint John's Cathedral.The living room with its sofa, table with chairs and TV, is the first area you encounter, entering this very spaci …see more
Apartment: 110 sqmt - 2nd floor with lift - Quiet - Luminous.
Brilliant and spotlessly clean apartment at few steps to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano and few minutes walking to the Terme di Caracalla, Circo Massimo, Coliseum, San Clemente.
Newly renovated wi …see more
“La casa di Silvestro” is a fine apartment, newly renovated, in the heart of Rome. It is very central, but very quiet as well, as it overlooks a ravishing garden. The two double bedrooms have their own bathroom, one inside the room itself and the other one just outs …see more
Bright, clean, spacious! This three bedroom with its three double bedrooms, bright living room, dining room, kitchen and 2 bathrooms offers you a comfortable stay while in Rome. The terrace will allow you to enjoy Rome's sunshine when at home.This apartment with it …see more