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.
You have two options for visiting:
Entrance with audio guide
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
Opening hours Lateran Complex
Audio guide languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German