Tourist itinerary Medieval and Subterranean Rome
Dedicated to those who have already been in Rome and who want “something more.”
Let’s discover two wonderful basilicas from medieval times built on the remains of ancient buildings! The first basilica, San Clemente, is an archeological settlement divided into three floors. On the first floor are the remains of a public building (maybe the ancient mint of Rome) and a Mithraeum of the 3rd century. On the intermediate floor is the first basilica of the 5th century, with beautiful frescos from the 9th through 12th centuries and the first “comic” in history. On the last floor is a basilica built between the 12th and 18th centuries, decorated with a very precious absidal mosaic from the13th century.
The second Basilica is that of SS. Giovanni and Paolo, built on the ruins of ancient buildings: a condominium and a domus patrizia of the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.C., partly transformed into a Christian oratory of the 8th century.
Don’t miss it!
Duration of the visit: about three hours.
Entrance fees: € 5,00 for the archeological area San Clemente; € 6,00 for the archeological area SS.Giovanni and Paolo.