St. John Lateran will both amaze and compel. It’s the oldest basilica in Christendom and dates to the 300s. It was lovingly and grandly restored in the 1700s and has the honor of being the Pope’s cathedral. This lineage combines with its visual beauty to bestow great majesty upon it.
Among other marvels, the basilica contains the Holy Door, which the Pope opens once every 25 years, and the Sacred Steps. These are actual steps that Jesus walked on during the Passion and were transported here from Jerusalem.