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Rome Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo
With a history dating back to the 4th century, the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo al Clelio is among the oldest in Rome and, despite its rather unremarkable façade, boasts a fascinating history. The church was built on the site of the Case Romane, allegedly the former home and burial site of Roman soldiers and converted Christians John and Paul, who were beheaded at the hand of Emperor Julian the Apostate. 

Today, the fabled church, extensively restored in the 12th century, stands atop Celian Hill and is acclaimed for its lavishly decorated interiors, adorned with striking frescos and glittering chandeliers. The real highlight though, lies beneath the church – the excavated ruins of the ancient Claudianum and the Case Romane, which offer a fascinating glimpse into Roman life.

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Santi Giovanni e Paolo is located on Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo in central Rome and is open daily from 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm.
Address: Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Rome 00184, Italy
Hours: 8am-1pm, 3-6pm
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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

Experience over 2,500 years of history on a private, 3-hour tour through one of the world’s most popular and influential regions — Rome’s beautiful historical district. Roam the streets of this city in a comfortable, covered, street-legal golf cart — providing access unavailable on foot. This family-friendly sightseeing tour offers a narrated journey of the palaces, monuments, churches, fountains and statues that define the rich heritage of the capital and largest city in Italy.
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Underground Rome And Catacombs Tour with Basilica of San Clemente

Discover a side of Rome that most visitors overlook: venture below street level and explore the city’s hidden, subterranean highlights. On this small-group tour, you’ll encounter catacombs, ancient churches, pagan temples, and other underground sights, and will learn more about Rome’s wealth of history. Meet your guide in a central location in the afternoon; entry costs for all venues are included in the ticket price.
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Rome Underground Secrets & Mysteries- semi private tour

Escape the crowds and explore the secrets buried beneath Rome on a tour of underground landmarks, from the Basilica of San Clemente to buried Roman houses. In addition to navigating for you, your guide provides little–known facts and anecdotes often unheard by visitors. For round–trip transport from your Rome accommodations, select the upgrade option.
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Underground Rome Small Group Tour: St. Clement and Celian Houses

Discover what ancient sites lies beneath Rome’s already historical streets on an underground tour. Following a guide, explore a labyrinth of hidden churches, temples, tombs and narrow streets 50 feet (15 meters) below the modern-day street level. See houses of Roman senators, abandoned shops and even a subterranean spring. You’ll start at the Basilica of St Clement to head below ground, plus visit the ancient church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo on Celian Hill.
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Private Tour: Secret Rome and Historical Churches

Bypass Rome’s tourist hotspots and uncover the lesser-known gems that many visitors miss. Guided by an expert in art history, the 3.5-hour tour introduces you to Caelian Hill with its history-steeped churches and archaeological digs. Check out Case Romane del Celio, an ancient Roman house, and step inside the city’s so-called medieval Sistine Chapel. Visit the papal seat, aka the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, and learn about the city’s history from Roman Empire days to the Middle Ages.  The tour can be tailored to your preferences.
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Postcard Rome Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Postcard Rome Private Tour is a picture perfect, fun-filled, relaxing and comfortable tour tailored for travelers to experience as much of Rome as possible while avoiding crowded tourist attractions, lengthy security lines, and advance admission tickets that restrict flexibility and sightseeing opportunities.On this city tour, you will enjoy postcard beautiful squares, elaborate fountains, imposing Ancient Roman monuments, and explore Rome Underground below one of Rome’s most unique churches for a rare visit to an opulent ancient 3rd century AD Roman noble residence.Your Professional English Speaking Driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 9:00 AM. You will return to your hotel at approximately 5 PM.
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A Day Away From Crowds! Underground, Panorama, Optical Illusions ... with Lunch!

Beneath, Above and Beyond ... With lunch!This half-day tour starts with a visit to Basilica San Clemente, which provides an insight to 2000 years of history in three ground layers. After that, the tour takes you on the less-known Caelian Hill where ancient Roman Houses were discovered. It continues towards the oldest entertaining venue, Circus Maximus and the Aventine hill where you will enjoy the stunning views over Rome away from crowds. You will wrap up the experience in one of the local restaurants with a typical Roman lunch or dinner.This tour will make you see Rome from different points of view, discovering some of its hidden gems and optical illusions. As such it provides an overview of Roman cultural history, supported with examples from architecture and arts, which makes it a great experience for those who just arrived in the city, as well as, for those who have already seen the major “must-see” sights and are looking to experience something different.
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Expert Led Tour of the Fall & Rise of Rome

This 3-hour San Clemente tour explores the changes that led to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Starting at the church of San Clemente, we’ll learn about this prehistoric church and the spiritual sect religion associated with it. We’ll move on to the SS. Quattro Coronati, admiring the medieval architecture of the church. On the last leg of our tour, we’ll walk up the hill to visit the church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, admiring the 3rd century houses on the way. •Explore the neighborhood of San Clemente in Rome•Visit 3 historic and beautiful churches•Discover the history of the Roman Empire from rise to fall
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Postcard Rome Private Shore Excursion for Cruisers

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