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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.
Via Labicana 95, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 774 0021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem 5 minutes from the Colosseum. We went on a private tour as we like to investigate underground places and this church did not disappoint. First the church itself with the wonderful mosaic and then going underground to see the history of Rome....More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank 823JamesA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible faith evoking, and christianity & roman experience, wrapped up within this time capsule of Rome, that is Basilica di San Clemente. The bizarre observation being that many thousands of visitors go to the Colosseum every day, yet don't realize that only 300-400 yards/...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank KevinADungannon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This church dedicated to the Pope Clemente I, is three-tiered complex and that’s why it’s interesting. The main church dates back to the 11th century. Underneath the present church is a 4th century basilica and beneath that is a Roman house (which originally was at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 7 February 2019

Read about this church on trip advisor and it was recommended, looks a normal church from outside but hidden treasures underneath. It was 10 euros for the visit but for something slightly different and unusual it was worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Linda J
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Situated midway between the Colosseum and the Lateran, and far from being "off the beaten track" or a "hidden gem", this church is one of the most visited in Rome and its popularity may be its downfall. St.Clemente is known for its beautiful mosaic apse...More

Date of experience: January 2019
6  Thank Windowseatview
Reviewed 23 January 2019

We visited Basilica di San Clemente in December, having never heard of it before. It was recommended by someone we spoke to so we decided to go and were so pleased we did. The church itself is beautiful - is there a church in Rome...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank WorldExplorer64
Reviewed 22 January 2019

The church itself might not be so interesting compared to other Roman churches, but what makes this place unique is its history and that you can literally travel back in time and visit the older church underneath and the Roman temple both churches are built...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Angela B
Reviewed 12 January 2019

This is off beaten path and not over-run with tourists but this is a historical site as it encapsulates the beauty of Rome. . . .12th century Basilica of St Clement, 392 AD original Basilica mentioned by St Jerome, 1st century building near 2nd century...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Ten euros per person seems steep but the excavations are truly amazing- one of the best things we saw in Rome. The Mithraic temple is profoundly moving. The Roman house is what I imagined archaeological sites to be when I was 7- namely, coherent, cohesive,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank sybil_unrest
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This was an incredible find. There were a few places on our must see list in Rome and this was not on it but I assure you it would be now. If I am lucky to travel back to Rome for a third time I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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23 September 2018|
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Response from hjtwsm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we went on a guided tour with a company called "The Roman Guy". The guide was an archaeologist and spoke perfect English, she also took us to the original paving on the Via Appia and The Catacombs.. I suggest you... More
4 June 2018|
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Response from BenMidland | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only the main level. The different levels under the basilica are only accessible by steep stairs. Proper shoes are recommended and there is a dress code. Good Luck!
28 March 2018|
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Response from tracycX5536IV | Reviewed this property |
No you can pay in the Church