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The Basilica of San Giovanni

Close by of our structure you can find the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest, called "mother of all the churches of the world"

the Basilica of St. John Lateran is the ideal trait d'union between the pagan and Christian times.

Born as a building for public meetings and for the administration of justice, with the dissemination of the new creed, it becomes a majestic ecclesiastical structure suitable for accommodating a large number of faithful.

The Basilica is located on the same site as the basilica erected by Constantine around 314 on land already owned by the noble Lateran family, from which the whole area takes its name.

Repeatedly damaged and restored, the basilica was continually enriched over the centuries.
Its eighteenth-century facade, built by Alessandro Galilei, is a prelude to the magnificent interior designed by Borromini, to which Pope Innocent X Pamphili, in view of the Jubilee of 1650, entrusted the interior remake.

Basilica of St. John Lateran



You can easily reach it on foot, with an impressive 20-minute walk, the most famous monument in the world and the very symbol of the city, its majesty the Colosseum.

The Colosseum is the most famous and impressive monument of Ancient Rome, as well as the world's largest amphitheater.
The name is bound to the large size of the building, but derives, above all, from the presence of a colossal statue of bronze Nero in the vicinity.
In 1990, the Colosseum, along with all the historic center of Rome, the extraterritorial zones of the Vatican in Italy and the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls, was included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. 2007 has been included among the New Seven Wonders of the World.
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The Basilica of The Holy Cross in Jerusalem

In addition to St. John's Basilica (300 meters), there is the Holy Cross Basilica in Jerusalem (about 500 meters) where the relics of the cross on which Jesus crucified

The Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem is located in Rome, in the Esquiline District, close to the Aurelian Walls and the Castrense Amphitheater, between the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the Porta Maggiore.

Santa Croce is part of the visit of the Seven Churches that the pilgrims used to visit on foot.
The relics of the Cross were initially guarded in the chapel created in the 4th century by Saint Helena itself; in the sixteenth century they were transferred to allow for a more adequate preservation and in 1931 they found their final place in the present Chapel which is accessed through a corridor that symbolizes an ideal ascent to the aurora.

The Sacred Relics, placed in precious reliquaries, all or part of the 1800's, are preserved in a crystal teak and thus exposed to the worship of the faithful.
Tradition says that they were certainly carried by Saint Elena to Rome as a result of his journey the fragments of the True Cross and one of the nails used in the Crucifixion.

The Basilica of The Holy Cross in Jerusalem


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