THE ROMAN CLUB SANDWICH

We are sorry to disappoint but we are not talking of food, rather of history, religion and culture. Next time you travel to Rome, take a trip back in time visiting the Basilica of San Clemente.

Nowhere else in this city is the layering effect of Rome’s history more evident than in this 12th-century church built atop a 4th-century church built atop a late–2nd century pagan temple.

This situation is far from unique in Rome—almost the entire city is built directly on top of the ancient one—but what’s special about San Clemente is that you can actually clamber down into those lower levels to explore Rome’s sandwich of history.

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