Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano), Assisi

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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.
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  • Incredible glory left in this Roman columns, which can be found behind the Church in Baroque style.
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  • Beneath the main square of Assisi you can admire the ancient Roman ruins found where now stands the city and come to the present day. An interesting visit that is worth to be done to understand the evolution of the city from its beginnings. Accurate ricostuzioni of how was the square with the Temple of Minerva in Roman times.
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  • Spectacular Roman columns so well preserved in a beautiful square. Hides a church which was built well afterwards as these must be 2000 years old. 
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  • 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.