St. John Lateran Square and the front of the Hospital of the Savior in the Esquiline District in Rome, Italy. The hospital was founded in the fourteen century and grow up the in the fifteen century. It is one of the main hospitals in Rome still today.
The Loggia delle Benedizioni of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Annexed, on the left, is the Lateran Palace. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The Lateran palace annexed to the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the frescoes of the the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Details of the frescoes of the the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
The Chapel of St. Venantius The Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Pope John IV (640-42) added the Chapel of St. Venantius, the largest of the three side chapels. The large Chapel of St. Venantius (640-42), positioned on the northeast corner between the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist and the narthex, is especially notable for its mosaics (642-49). The apse mosaic centers on John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, a reference either to the baptistery's other chapels or to St. John Lateran next door.
The Chapel of St. Venantius The Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Pope John IV (640-42) added the Chapel of St. Venantius, the largest of the three side chapels. The large Chapel of St. Venantius (640-42), positioned on the northeast corner between the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist and the narthex, is especially notable for its mosaics (642-49). The apse mosaic centers on John the Baptist and John the Evangelist, a reference either to the baptistery's other chapels or to St. John Lateran next door.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Ceiling of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. On the ceiling of the Baptistry is the story of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312). Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Details of the frescoes of the the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Details of the frescoes of the the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Details of the frescoes of the the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
Inside view of the Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. Nothing from Constantine's time remains inside the octagonal baptistery, but some features from Sixtus III's remodeling in the 430s can be seen: primarily the eight porphyry columns that support an architrave and eight white marble columns. In the center of the baptistery is the baptismal font, which is ancient but not the original, which would have been a large octagonal font. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. The Baptistery was subject to an elaborate restoration during the pontificate of Urban VIII. While its interior architecture was consolidated and embellished after plans of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, a fresco cycle with scenes from the life of Constantine was added by Andrea Sacchi on the walls of the ambulatory.
The Lateran Baptistery located next to St. John Lateran and the Lateran Palace in Rome, Italy. The brick exterior of San Giovanni in Fonte is entirely original Built by Constantine the Great in 315, the ancient structure is one of the oldest Christian buildings in Rome and the oldest baptistery in all of Christendom. The baptistery was restored under Pope Hadrian III (884-85) and also in the 12th century. A major redecoration of the interior in the 17th century accounts for the unfortunate loss of the ambulatory mosaics and the covering of most of the marble revetment. More recently, the baptistery was fully restored after damage by a car bombing in 1993.
St. John Lateran Square and the front of the Hospital of the Savior in the Esquiline District in Rome, Italy. The hospital was founded in the fourteen century and grow up the in the fifteen century. It is one of the main hospitals in Rome still today.
Narthex or vestibule of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The façade projected by Alessandro Galilei (1735) is a screen across the older front. The narthex or vestibule, does express the nave and double aisles of the arch basilica. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Holy Door at the Lateran Papal Basilica in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Chapels in the left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Chapels in the left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Chapels in the left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Artwork in the ambulatory of the 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
Artwork in the ambulatory of the 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
Artwork in the ambulatory of the 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
The 13th century cloisters of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The cloister of the cathedral, accessible from the left transept, is one of the most beautiful in Rome, a true oasis in the city. The cloister was built between 1222 and 1230 by father and son Vassalletto, who adorned it with a long mosaic frieze in Cosmatesque style. The unique spiral columns, some of which are also embellished with cosmatesque mosaics, are absolute masterworks. In the ambulatory, which encloses a small garden with a ninth-century well, you can see some of the artwork that decorated the old basilica.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The apse of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The papal cathedra, the presence of which renders the arch basilica the cathedral of the pope bishop of Rome, is located in its apse. The decorations are in cosmatesque style. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The high altar and the 14th-century Gothic ciborium of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. By legend, the relic of the original wooden altar used by Saint Peter comprises the high altar. Above the ciborium are the appearances of Sts. Peter and Paul. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The high altar and the 14th-century Gothic ciborium of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. By legend, the relic of the original wooden altar used by Saint Peter comprises the high altar. Above the ciborium are the appearances of Sts. Peter and Paul. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The cathedral treasure of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
The left side aisle of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome. As the Cathedral of the Pope as Bishop of Rome, it ranks superior to all other churches of the Roman Catholic Church, including Saint Peter's Basilica. after the radical transformation by Francesco Borromini.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Details of the main body of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. In 1702 Pope Clement XI and Benedetto Cardinal Pamphili, archpriests of the arch basilica, announced their grand scheme for twelve larger-than-life sculptures of the Apostles (replacing Judas Iscariot with Saint Paul) to fill the niches. The renovation of the interior of the arch basilica, ensued under the direction of Francesco Borromini, commissioned by Pope Innocent X. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
Narthex or vestibule of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome, Italy. The façade projected by Alessandro Galilei (1735) is a screen across the older front. The narthex or vestibule, does express the nave and double aisles of the arch basilica. Saints John is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, holding the unique title of "arch basilica". It is the oldest public church in the city of Rome.
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
night shot of the facade of the basilica of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran in Rome
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