If you are fascinated by secrets, mysteries and history, this is the event for you. The Basilica of San Clemente will open its “secret rooms”. Together with an archaeologist, you can explore the basements of this monument, which reaches a depth of up to 16 meters underground.
A few steps from the Colosseum, this discreet church hides great treasures and is one of the oldest monuments in Rome. This complex consists of three historic buildings built one above the other. Today this church belongs to the Dominicans, who began a series of excavations in the 19th century. Until the mid-nineteenth century, it was known that the church was built in the fourth century and is dedicated to San Clemente, martyr and pope, who brought anchor.
Under the basilica, during the excavations, the foundations of another building were found, which dates back to the 9th century AD. However, after further research, they found other foundations under this building, whose origin dates back to the 1st century AD. and are connected with the Flavian Amphitheater.
In the basement of this basilica, more precisely in a 4th century building, there is also the tomb of San Cirillo. It has inscriptions in several languages expressing Cyril’s gratitude for his missionary work.
The upper basilica preserves the structure of an ancient Christian church. It is decorated with marble reliefs, various colored mosaics and frescoes.
What is the building under the basilica and what was it used for? What did the Romans hide there? Why does this building have no entrance? Rough walls? An archaeologist will answer these and many other questions. What secrets and mysteries was he constantly hiding from us? Above all, don’t forget to bring suitable shoes and a bottle of water. Don’t hesitate for a long time, the number of places is limited.
Address: Piazza San Clemente, Via San Giovanni in Laterno, Rome, Italy
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Start: 3:15 pm
Tickets: 0 – 21.50 €
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