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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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  • Makes me think back to the middle ages. For anyone who has studied history of medieval art deserves to see it, especially at Christmas, but not with the fog!!
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  • Interesting and unusual this Church composed of a large lecture hall rotunda and three overlapping layers. Luckily it was recovered at the beginning of the twentieth century, now houses a lovely set of scenes from the life of Christ organized as mini-cribs and a beautiful wooden effigy of the Madonna. Too bad there's always so many people, might be a nice place to meditate.
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  • short visit, but interesting from an architectural point of view. Place intended to exhibitions of common interest.
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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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