St John Lateran Basilica

Built by Emperor Constantine, 13 years before the Vatican Basilica and is known as the Pope's home church

View of the Front

Side view of the figures on top

And another view

The "front porch"

The "Holy Door"

The main hall

A side hall

The Corsini Chapel built by
A. Galilei

The Papal Altar (Tabernacle)
Reliquaries at the top are said to include
relics of the heads of St Peter & St Paul

Another view of the Papal Altar

Underneath the Papal Altar

Alter made of wood - said to be
the alter St Peter celebrated Mass on.

The Dome!

Another inside view

A Chapel

A view back to the entrance from the altar

Ditto - other side

A view from the front steps

Return to the Trip To Italy Main Page

Return to the Photo Essays Main Page