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.

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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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