This is the grand daddy of basilicas in Rome. A church dedicated to Saints John the Baptist and John the evangelist.
This was the popes' church before St Peter Basilica was built. The different popes were installed here and though its not situated in Vatican city, it still belong to the Vatican. It is very grand. We've just arrived from Naples, went to our hostel, dumped our things, took the metro and in a few minutes was here at the door steps. Rome is quite compact and quite easy to navigate, you can easily take buses, metro or even taxis. It doesn't cost a lot to ride in taxis because distances are so close. This place is really grand and quite awe inspiring.