Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, Italy

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San Giovanni Basilica, Rome: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to San Giovanni Basilica, Rome 

In Rome, there are historical sites all over the city, so it is a popular destination for any history buff. In and around the area housing Rome’s cathedral, the iconic San Giovanni Basilica, are a wealth of sights and churches and some of the city’s most interesting archaeological sites. Visitors to this district will also find a range of City Centre: San Giovanni Basilica hotels and some lovely restaurants.

Top Things in Rome City Centre: San Giovanni Basilica

San Giovanni Basilica in Laterano is one of the most important churches in the Christian empire. It is the seat of the Pope in his capacity as Bishop of Rome. Dominated by 12 statues of the apostles, it contains fragments of a Giotto fresco. On Piazza San Giovanni is the Scala Santa, a marble staircase brought to Rome from Pontius Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem that leads the way to the inner sanctum of the Popes. Santi Quattro Coronati is a medieval courtyard containing the Chapel of San Silvestro, home to some of the city’s finest frescoes.

Basilica di San Clemente

In this jewel of an area packed with antiquities and churches is one of Rome’s finest gems, the Basilica di San Clemente, actually three churches in one. Built on the site of a ruined 2nd century temple, this beautiful 12th century church featuring outstanding mosaics stands above a 4th century church with many intact frescoes; it is a true architectural delight.

Rome City Centre: San Giovanni Basilica Hotels

Accommodation in the San Giovanni Basilica area is a great choice for visitors looking for a bargain. This is a historic area with a range of pleasant hotels, ranging from one- or two-star bed and breakfasts to more upmarket and expensive four- and five-star hotels. Cheap hotels in the City Centre: San Giovanni Basilica area includes pensionni (small hotels and boarding houses) and good value chains. Booking in advance is always advisable, as affordable hotels in the City Centre: San Giovanni Basilica area is within walking distance of some of Rome’s most beautiful sights and therefore very popular.

Getting around by car

San Giovanni Basilica to Rome Airport: 25 min (27.7 km) via A91

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team