Basilica di San Clemente
Via Labicana, 95, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
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Sat, Sun 12pm - 6pm
Mon - Fri 9am - 12:30pm, 3pm - 6pm
Basilica di San ClementeIn 1857, the prior of the Basilica di San Clemente thought there might be something underneath his 12th-century church, already renowned for its relics and striking mosaic of the Crucifixion. When he excavated, he found not only the original, 4th-century basilica—with numerous frescoes—but a 2nd-century Mithraic cult temple and a 1st-century Roman home. Visit the church and descend through these layers of the city’s history.