This three hour walking tour includes a fascinating visit to the church of San Clemente, a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement, and its two underground levels. Archaeologically speaking, the structure is a three-tiered complex of buildings: made up of the present basilica built just before the year 1100 during the height of the Middle Ages; beneath the present basilica is a 4th century basilica that had been converted out of the home of a Roman nobleman, part of which had in the 1st century briefly served as an early church, and the basement of which had in the 2nd century briefly served as a mithraeum; the home of the Roman nobleman had been built on the foundations of a republican era building that had been destroyed in the Great Fire of 64AD.
The entrance fee to view these underground wonders is Euro 5.00. From San Clemente you will go to the Caelian Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills, and visit a Roman house, also underground. Legend has it that this is the place where the two Roman saints John and Paul lived, died, and were buried. The entrance ticket here costs Euro 6.00. less >>
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