Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano), Assisi
(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Fronted by towering Corinthian columns, Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano) showcases ancient classical architecture and houses a small interior church. Stop by the grand temple, wedged in between more modern Italian buildings, and marvel at its solid construction and pristine facade, preserved intact from its creation during the first century BCE. Make your way through the stately row of pillars to the church within and you'll be greeted by the ornate decorations, rich paintings, and shimmering gold accents that adorn the walls and ceiling. This inner section was refurbished and modified during the Baroque period in the 17th century. Using our custom trip planner, Assisi attractions like Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
map
Create a full Assisi itinerary

Plan your trip to Assisi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Assisi by other users

22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CHILE January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 38 days in Italy & France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Northwest Italy & Southern Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 51 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Paris & Italy BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Ancient Roman ruins under the square. New paths and ancient environments, with exhibits on view. Visible part of the Forum, cistern, Tabernacle and statues. A discovery of a Assisi underground.
    View original
  • This unusual Catholic Church housed in a temple to antique goddess Minerva. Wonderful construction.
    View original
  • It is a temple of more than 2000 years, from the time of the Romans, with six columns intact. Before becoming a religious temple, was a court with prisons.
    View original
Google
  • The temple of Minerva was repurposed - like so many other Roman buildings that survived - into a Christian church. The columns from the old temple form the church's portico. The inside is typical baroque - probably rather good if you like that sort of thing. Its nice to see the parts of the old temple that are still standing being put to good use.
  • Spent several hours in front of this place taking in the sights and eating gelato!
  • Nice church
  • Classic 1st Century Roman (NOT Greek) facade is almost all that remains of what was a beautiful temple. Don't miss the original temple floor tiles on both sides of the altar.
  • Beautiful church with ancient Greek facade.