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Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Mantua

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The ruins of 11th-century Rotonda di San Lorenzo are cared for by Dominican friars. Built in the Lombard tradition with bricks, the church also borrows columns and marble detail from previous structures that once inhabited the site, one thought to be a temple devoted to Venus. Inside, spot two frescoes, one from the Byzantine era, and another from the 15th century. Plan to visit Rotonda di San Lorenzo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Mantua attractions using our Mantua vacation planner.
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  • It is the oldest church in the city! The structure is circular and within is on two levels: the upper level was intended for women. It's a must see.
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  • Are not particularly expert in art, but a visit to the Church of San Lorenzo impressed me with the geometric rigor and simplicity of this place of worship, as well as the atmosphere of peace and serenity that instills. Admission is free with free offer, the Church is, of course, very small.
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  • Rather impressive monument located in the city centre, visit for free offer. The caretaker is dear
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  • Impressive circular Temple. Honestly I found it much more charming from the outside rather than inside. Worth a visit, although brief! @gargio76
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  • Circular Matilda Church. Don't miss the Interior dark and suggestive in imitation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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  • Small and charming religious structure that parallels the Palace. Peculiar architectural style. Entrance to free offer (to bear the costs of maintenance and renovation)
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  • A symbol of the city of Mantua. Quaint and very interesting from a historical and artistic.
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  • Well preserved to date back to the 11th century.
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