San Giovanni

The crown jewel of San Giovanni, just west of Celio, is the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome’s cathedral. Today, it is largely a residential neighborhood with 19th- and 20th-century apartment buildings and modern shops. Reach San Giovanni by walking south along Via Merulana from the Colosseum.


Scala Santa

According to tradition, the Scala Santa was the staircase from Pilate's palace in Jerusalem—and, therefore, the one trod by Christ…

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San Giovanni in Laterano

The cathedral of Rome is San Giovanni in Laterano, not St. Peter's. The church was built here by Emperor Constantine…

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