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Sleeping in accommodations close to the Basilica of St. John Lateran,as B&B or apartments, means to stay close to the cathedral of Rome and  the oldest in the world, 14 years older than the St. Peter's Basilica. The name comes from the Lateran land on which it was built, belonging to the family Lateran. Land that was confiscated at the time of the Emperor Nero and subsequently belonging ...

Sleeping in accommodations close to the Basilica of St. John Lateran,as B&B or apartments, means to stay close to the cathedral of Rome and  the oldest in the world, 14 years older than the St. Peter's Basilica. The name comes from the Lateran land on which it was built, belonging to the family Lateran. Land that was confiscated at the time of the Emperor Nero and subsequently belonging to Constantine that gave them to Pope Miltiades them who built the cathedral between 311 and 314, then consecrated in 324 by Pope Sylvester I.

Numerous restorations over the centuries (also due to fires and earthquakes), currently has five aisles as in origin (Borromini did  works in 1650), the middle is 130 meters long.

The facade is from 1733 (designed by Leonardo Galilei), of the same year are 15 statues that adorn the exterior of the basilica. The floors are medieval while there are many paintings and sculptures by famous artists and the mosaics in the apse which houses the throne of the Pope, as the Papal Altar (present , as the Holy Door, in all four major basilicas of Rome) surmounted by a beautiful Gothic canopy.

Above the vault that covers the altar area, enclosed by a dense lattice of gold, are the relics of the heads of the SS Peter and Paul.

Among the many masterpieces to be admired inside the Basilica, to emphasize the Cloister, masterpiece of cosmatesca art, was built in 1215-32 by Vassalletto, as appears from the front porch.

The Museum of the Basilica conserve the Treasure of the Cathedral of Rome

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