Rome

To visit Rome and the Vatican
With a private licensed guide

 


                 




To visit other cities


Home   | Prices   | Thanks   | Contact   |   Our Guides   |   We are


 

Basilica of San Clement

In 64 A.D. a great fire destroyed most of the city of Rome. In this occasion emperor Nero decided to build the Domus Aurea on the Oppian hill. It was a huge villa that the emperor adorned with mosaic floors, gold decorations, frescoes and paintings on the walls that according to Pliny the Elder were done by famous painter Fabullus. Surrounded by 80 hectares of gardens and with its own artificial lake it was the biggest villa ever built inside the Roman walls. In 104 A.D., under emperor Trajan, another fire destroyed a large part of the Domus Aurea and what was left was used as foundation for a new building on the Oppian hill: the Baths of Trajan. Only at the end of the XVth century will the Domus Aurea become a matter of importance again. The Basilica of San Clemente is built on three levels, covering over 2000 years of history. The first level includes the Temple of Mithras, the mint from the period of Domitianus and the ruins of several private buildings. A first christian basilica was built on top, decorated with paintings from the VIth to the XIth century. In the church on the third level today are an apsidal mosaic, a Cosmatesque floor, a baroque ceiling and the chapel of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, a work of Masaccio and his master Masolino.

The visit include

Domus Aurea, Basilica of San Clemente and its lower levels. Entrance to the church 10,00 euro. ATTENTION: the Domus Aurea is now closed due to restoration. We offer an alternative visit to the Roman Domus on the Caelian Hil

Other visits to ancient Rome

Colosseum, Forum, Palatine classic tour. From the Velabro to Circus Maximus. Underground Rome St Clement and the domus. Baths of Caracalla and Via Appia Antica

 


CONTACT   Paola.bargigli@alice.it       0039/3358418486


Our guided walking tour
Colosseum
Vatican
Baroque
Gallery
Museum
Artists
Basilicas

Remarks


.You can book your visits at any time

.Entries and transportation are never included in the cost of the visit

.Duration 3 hours

.To visit the churches a proper attire is required.

.The program can be modified according to the closing days of the museums and monuments


 

Informations | FAQ | Map | Links | Official guides



Nous utilisons des cookies pour vous garantir la meilleure expérience sur notre site. Si vous continuez à utiliser ce dernier, nous considérerons que vous acceptez l'utilisation des cookies. Pour plus d'informations


          

All rights reserved © 2002 - 2018 Guiderome.com