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San Giovanni in Laterano Roma

At the end of this walk we recommend to visit San Giovanni in Laterano, most likely the oldest Christian church in Rome. It is the official church of Romes bishop (and this is traditionally the pope himself). The buildings belong to Vatican City, so by entering the church you are leaving Italy. There are no security checks, though. the church was built from 314 to 335 AD under pope Silvester I. The Egyptian obelisk is the tallest obelisk in Rome. It was moved over from the Circus Maximus in 1587.
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