San Giovanni

Rome
San Giovanni which includes a city
Discover one of Rome’s most densely populated residential areas and admire a spectacular 4th-century basilica and an Ancient Roman palace.

Find some of Rome’s greatest historic buildings in San Giovanni. Tour the Lateran Palace and the Basilica of St. John Lateran. See a collection of stunning paintings and tapestries in these historic buildings. San Giovanni also has some of the city’s finest shopping areas, with boutique stores and vintage markets. Visit a community market and shop for wine, fresh fruit and vegetables.

Learn the history of the Papal States in the Lateran Palace. This grand building once belonged to Roman noblemen. It became a papal home from the 4th to the 14th centuries. The Lateran Palace now houses the Vatican Historical Museum. Tour the site with a Vatican guide and see fascinating religious documents and artworks.

Visit the Basilica of St. John Lateran, connected to the Lateran Palace and dating back to the early 4th century. Inside, notice the spectacular statues of the Apostles. Look above the sacramental altar to see what is said to be part of the table from Christ’s last supper.

Near the Basilica of St. John Lateran is the Scala Santa, a holy staircase located in the Piazza di Porta San Giovanni. It is believed that Christ ascended these stairs during his trial. See the Porta Asinaria, one of the first gates of the Aurelian Walls of Rome. In the 6th century, the armies of the Goths under Totila entered Rome from this gate and ruthlessly plundered the city.

Walk to Via Sannio and its busy market selling clothing, shoes, leather goods and other items. Shopping in San Giovanni is generally less expensive than in Rome’s more central shopping districts.

San Giovanni is known as a residential area however, it is filled with religious relics and Roman history. Reach this historic district from the San Giovanni metro station. While in the neighborhood, enjoy a sweet Mont Blanc pastry or a profiterole from a traditional Italian bakery.


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Residenza Laterano
Residenza Laterano
Via Emanuele Filiberto, 166, Rome, 00185
The price is €40 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
€40
per night
31 Jan - 1 Feb
Stay at this guesthouse in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi and a hairdryer. Popular attractions Colosseum and Trevi Fountain are located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
3.7/5 Good! (28 reviews)
"Not much to this property in terms of amenities but it has the necessities. It more than makes up for it with its fantastic location, transport links and friendly staff. The staff member met me on arrival and pointed out the best restaurants and bars in the area. He was also around at least once ..."

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2022

Residenza Laterano
Hotel San Giovanni Roma
Hotel San Giovanni Roma
4 out of 5
Via Licia 7, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma, 183
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €96 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
€96
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Rome. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (224 reviews)
"Very comfortable bad , quiet hotel , delicious breakfast and .... coffee :) Very pleasant staff."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2022

Hotel San Giovanni Roma
The Cross Hotel
The Cross Hotel
3 out of 5
Via S.Croce in Gerusalemme, 40, Rome, RM, 185
The price is €65 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
€65
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (96 reviews)
"The property had a nice location."

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

The Cross Hotel
Casa San Giuseppe
Casa San Giuseppe
Via Iberia 27, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma, 00183
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €77 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
€77
per night
29 Jan - 30 Jan
Stay at this B&B in Rome. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Colosseum and Trevi Fountain are located nearby. Discover genuine ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
Gorgeous little gem
"Very clean and centrally located and you get a key so that even after the reception closes, you can come and go as you please. I walked from the hotel all the way to the Trevi Fountain and back and it was a great experience. The only thing that I found a bit odd it that they have cereal for breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2022

Casa San Giuseppe
Etruria Relais and Wine
Etruria Relais and Wine
Via Etruria 37, Rome, RM, 183
The price is €83 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
€83
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this business-friendly guesthouse in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (56 reviews)
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Reviewed on 29 Oct 2022

Etruria Relais and Wine
Eurostars Roma Aeterna
Eurostars Roma Aeterna
4 out of 5
Via Casilina, 125/Piazza del Pigneto 9a, Rome, RM, 176
The price is €65 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
€65
per night
7 Feb - 8 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4/5 Very Good! (959 reviews)
"The hotel was well located near metro stop and local eating spots. The hotel reads 4 stars I give it more a 2.5 it's very simple and nothing out of the ordinary. The shower is not the greatest and to get to the lobby has no walkway. No A/C available when I went. When you turn on the unit no matter ..."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2022

Eurostars Roma Aeterna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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