Entrance and Visit of the Cloister and the Basilica of Saint John

At the center of the complex is the Basilica dedicated to the SS. Salvatore and to the SS. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist. It is the oldest church of Christianity, commissioned by the emperor Constantine after his conversion and his victory over Maxentius and consecrated in 324 AD. And this is why it is defined as the mater et caput of all the churches of Rome and of the world. From the Basilica you enter the Cloister with its beautiful inlaid marble columns, the work of the Vassalletto family, famous Roman marble workers, its style is intermediate between Romanesque and Gothic.

Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano


from € 3,00


1 hour

The advantages

You have two options for visiting:

  1. Entrance only
  2. Entrance with audio guide in the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and German
  • Show the ticket directly on your smartphone and start the visit
  • Reception and assistance of our staff


Entrance only

  • Cloister entrance - Adult price                   € 4.00
  • Cloister entrance - reduced 6/17 years     € 3.00

Entrance with audio guide

  • Cloister entrance with audio guide - Adult price                  € 6.00
  • Cloister entrance with audio guide - reduced 6/17 years    € 5.00

Information and reception

Our Reception Office is located in the atrium of the Basilica of San Giovanni, next to the Holy Door.

Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9:00 - 17:00

How to reach us

  • Metro: line A, San Giovanni stop (5 minutes on foot from the station)

Opening hours Lateran Complex

  • Basilica of Saint John in Lateran: open every day from 9:00 to 16:30
  • Cloister: available every day from 9.00 to 16.30
  • Lateran Baptistery: open every day from 9:00 to 17:00
  • Scala Santa and the Papal Chapel of the Sancta Sanctorum: open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00. Sunday from 15:00 to 17:00

Audio guide languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German

from € 3,00