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Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano), Assisi
Categories: Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Tourist Spots
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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A wonderful afternoon walking among the Roman ruins in the foundations of Temple Minerva. Loved that work is ongoing to preserve these amazing relics of the past...
We were looking mainly for the Basilica of San Francesco and wandered across this temple. The outside is impressive, and the inside is quite lovely, and you can explore the forums that lie beneath.
How "Pantheon" like to see! Although I need more research it was one of my Assisi highlights. Can't wait to show my husband!
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.
Beautiful church with ancient Greek facade.
Luca Dal Farra
Irene TorriI thought it was a Greek Church, I was wrong. But I was struck by the colors you have used within the Church. They used gold and azure, are two of my favorite colorsshow original
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