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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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TripAdvisor
  • Surprising gem of the year 1000. Unusual for the plant. Well preserved. The returned function of religious worship is open to people, after using it privately. An extensive poverty don't skip visiting Mantua.
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  • unwarranted reputation for a church probably negligible compared to other wonders that border, such as the Basilica of Sant'Andrea. Negligible
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  • When one considers the architecture then the vote is very positive since it is one of the few churches and circular form in Europe. When you enter there is a slight disappointment in seeing the Interior very simple and bare. Though overall deserves 4 balls.
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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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