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Piazza Dei Santi Giovanni E Paolo 13, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 700 5745
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

You aren't going to see another church like this in Rome, if only because of the Romanesque elements, which are comparatively rare in the Eternal City. The Caelian Hill itself is quiet and much less trafficked, and this church is a kind of oasis...Carolingian-looking lions...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

In my opinion the best church for a wedding. Wonderful church, really a hidden jem in rome and the most requested church for weddings. Spectacular

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The Basilica of Saints John and Paul on the Caelian Hill was built in 398 over the home of two Roman soldiers, John and Paul, martyred under the emperor Julian 35 years before. The church was damaged during the sack of Rome in 410 and...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

A very ancient church on the Caelian Hill ... outside in the piazza are the remains of the Temple of Claudius as well as a majestic bell tower. Medieval lions flank the entrance doors. The inside is dark, and has been renovated many times, but...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Santi Giovanni e Paolo is a very old church, dating as far back as the 4th century. However it has been rebuilt several times. It is quite unusual and the interior of the church is just beautiful. Worth a look if you are in the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

When we visited they were setting up for a wedding so access was a little restricted. Nevertheless, you could still more or less see how the church had developed from it early origins. There is a really nice fresco of Christ and the Apostles from...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

This small basilica is one of the very old ones in Rom, built around 400! It is very calm, as no tourists, or very few of them. The decoration of the church is wonderful.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

It was our second trip to Rome and having done many of the tourist activities the first time round we found ourselves looking for places we hadn't been before. Located a short walk from the Palatino/Forum/Colosseum, this church was built out a Roman house dating...More

Thank Ann-Marie G
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Walk into this beautiful tranquil church to find a perfect peace. Two ancient lions gaurd the entrance of this very old basilica. It's like an oasis, restful and quiet after the chaos of traffic and tourists outside. Seemed nobody knew it was here but us.

1  Thank Valeri V
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Basilica Santi Giovanni e Paolo, not named for the Apostles John and Paul, but for two devout Christian Roman soldiers, they are also referred to as court dignitaries. Legends indicate they were persecuted by Emperor Julian the Apostate, for being Christians and in 362, were...More

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