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San Giovanni in Laterano Chatedral

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San.Giovanni in Laterano is ‘the mater et caput of all the churches of Rome and the world.

This is the first of the four papal basilicas, and the oldest and most important church in the West.

The basilica stands on the same site of the basilica erected by Constantine around 314 on land already owned by the noble family of the Lateran. Its eighteenth-century façade, built by Alessandro Galilei, above the beautiful interior designed by Borromini, which Pope Innocent X Pamphili, in view of the Jubilee of 1650, entrusted the renovation of the interior.

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