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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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  • Passing through piazza delle Erbe, Mantova, it is impossible not to notice this ancient church with a circular structure, located lower than the road surface. Probably built on an earlier 4th century Roman building was later built by Matilda of Tuscany at the end of the 11th century. Very nice, in his austerity, the inside, where you can admire the ancient Gallery, with remains today little decipherable, frescoes.
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  • Site in Midtown to Mantova, walking through its squares meets this church which immediately struck by its geometrical form, a round church it's not often you meet her. Admission is free, the Interior offers his times and his columns in the circle ... it's worth stopping to take a look at it.
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  • One of the most significant and important monuments in Mantua because of its antiquity and its architectural structure. I found small and almost imperceptible from the outside but once inside it's really impressive is breathtakingly beautiful with its internal porch! Must see!!
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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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