Basilica of San Clemente

Top 1% of attractions in Rome
9 / 10

11 expert reviews

“A rather vulgar example of the transition from Latin to the Italian vernacular. ”

– Atlas Obscura

Fodor's Fodor's
"One of the most impressive archaeological sites in Rome, San Clemente is a historical triple-decker." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
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"A 12th-century basilica built over a 4th-century church, which stands over a 2nd-century pagan temple and 1st-century Roman house." Full review
Time Out Time Out
"A favourite with kids for its dungeon-like underground level, this 12th-century basilica is a three-dimensional Roman time-line." Full review
Frommer's Frommer's
"From the Colosseum, head up Via San Giovanni in Laterano to this basilica. It isn't just another Roman church -- far from it." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"In 1857, the prior of the Basilica San Clemente thought there might be something underneath his 12th-century church, already renowned for its relics and striking mosaic of the Crucifixion." Full review
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