open: 9:00-12:30 & 15:00-18:00
getting there: a short walk from metro linea B Colosseo towards San Giovanni in Laterano
information: definitely NO photography inside the church
Only a ten minute stroll from the Colosseum is San Clemente, a 12th century minor basilica dedicated to Pope Saint Clement I (who was the third bishop of Rome) and built over the remains of a 4th century church and the ruins of an alleyway, house, and mithraeum from the 1st century.
In the 18th century Pope Clement XI commissioned a new facade and the restorations of the church began. Some of the gilded ceilings, paintings, stuccoes and frescoes date from this period.
The apse mosaics, the Triumph of the Cross, date from the 12th century.