"San Giovanni in Laterano" Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano Tip by Polly74

Basilica San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome: 59 reviews and 137 photos

  San Giovanni in Laterano
by Polly74

The cathedral of Rome was founded by Pope Melchiades (3rd c.), but on the occasion of the 1650 Jubilee Borromini decorated the old structures with stucco work and polychrome marbles.
The last door on the right of the monumental fašade is opened only in Holy Years.
Among the funeral monuments and cardinals' tomb inside, worthy of note is the recumbent statue of Riccardo Annibaldi by Arnolfo di Cambio (1276).
Of great interest is the suggestive cloister (13th c.) with its elegan columns dorned with mosaics.

Address: Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano 4
Directions: Metro: San Giovanni
Bust stop: Piazza San Giovanni

Phone: +39 06 69886452
Website: http://www.vatican.va/various/basiliche/san_giovanni/index_it.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 20, 2004
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