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It is also known as San Giovanni in Fonte al Laterano. This is the oldest monumental baptistery Constantine built it around 325 AD. It was an immersion baptismal font. The font rests in the center of the building, surrounded by a number of columns. Legend...More
Fantastic little church to the rear of the larger Church. We went here because
My wife wanted to visit but was
Glad we did. The interior art work was fantastic and the baptismal font was quite spectacular compared to those in other churches across town.
Today's Lateran Baptistery is housed in one of the structures of the Fausta spa house, wife of emperor Constantine.
Of the original Roman structure today remain:
- the monumental entrance with two splendid porphyry red columns that emperor Constantine removed from the temple of Venus...More
This baptistery is known by the name of San Giovanni in Fonte, dates from the time of Emperor Constantine and was located in the Domus Faustae, the residence of the emperor's second wife. This octagonal baptistery was built by Constantine in 315-324 as the place...More
The Lateran Baptistry is a domed octagonal structure with an impressive interior. Well worth a stop. It stands behind and apart from the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. This baptistery was founded by Pope Sixtus III in 440. This baptistry was for many generations...More
This baptistery, even for those who know little about the history of architecture, still appears to be a unique monument for antiquity and grandeur. But who knows better its genesis, will appreciate it further.
It has been built immediately after the edict of Constantine, which...More
This was one of the most ornate baptisteries we visited while in Italy. It is easily accessible on foot or via public transport and there is no entry fee. The central baptismal font alone is worth visiting here for. It won't take up much of...More
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighbourhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighbourhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at
Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.