You will also have a chance to admire the central nave and amazing sculptures together with a ceiling that was decorated by Borromini in the 16th century.
After this, you are going to enter the Lateran Chiostro and witness the beauty of the 36-meter marble corridor which was built in the 13th century.
From here, you are going to cross the street to visit Lateran Baptistery. This place is also known as San Giovanni. This place was built on a 2nd-century villa during the Constantine rule in the 4th century and built together with Saint John Lateran basilica.
This octagonal building has 8 porphyry columns and it will be worth to witness its beauty together with this tour. The design of the building will amaze you.
Here, you are going to witness different frescoes of Maratta, Gimignani, and Camassei, which all of them depict the life of Constantine. You will also witness the Giovanni Battista’s life with the works of Andrea Sacchi.
After that, you will have the chance to visit one of the most important sanctuaries in Rome: Sancta Sanctorum Chapel and Holy Stairs. These places are located close to St. John Lateran Basilica and Sanctuary is known to be the first private papal chapel. Also, Holy Stairs’ twenty-eight marble steps give the name to this place.
If you want, you will have the chance to stay in St. John Lateran at the end of your tour and keep exploring too.
- Chance to explore St. John Lateran Basilica,
- Chance to walk along Rome’s longest corridor, Chiostro,
- Witness the Sancta Sanctorum Chapel and Holy Stairs.
Free cancellation up to 1 day before tour starts.