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. To visit Rotonda di San Lorenzo on your trip to Mantua, use our Mantua day trip planner.
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  • Just opposite the Basilica di Sant'Andrea is a lovely little chapel called “Rotonda di San Lorenzo”. The most ancient church in the city (11th century), inspired by the Holy Sepulchre Church in...  more »
  • With a very special history in this church is a place not to be missed. Tucked away next to Mantua’s main squares this place is easily overlooked. It has an energy all to its own, recharging...  more »
  • Just popped in attracted by the shape of the building. It doesn't disappoint inside either. Despite its pristine condition outside and in you can feel the history.  more »
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  • Small round and scientist little church. Very cozy. Impressive to see what a ruin it was prior to restauration.
  • Cool little unique ancient church.
  • Must see when in Mantova! Beautiful small round church.
  • Curious round church
  • The Rotonda di San Lorenzo is the oldest monument in Mantua and probably part of a spiritual journey of pilgrimage to the relic of the precious blood venerated in the church of Sant'Andrea. It was built between 1070 and 1115. Lombard Romanesque style. It is a consecrated church from 1926. The shape is circular because it goes to remember the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
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