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All reviews round church ancient church small donation quick look an oasis of calm lower level free entrance city centre quick stop fascinating history jerusalem rotunda romanesque arches century centuries building
Though this Rotonda is of Historical significance and was beautifully lit for Christmas, the one time we found it open in the 3 days and went in to see it was an anticlimax, so if you find it closed do not feel that you missed...More
This is one of several landmarks on Piazza Erbe. It is believed to have been built in 1081 on the site of a Roman temple. It was modified over the centuries, and last used for worship in the late 1500’s. It was restored and returned...More
The Rotonda replaced an old Roman temple dedicated to the godess Venus. The current building was dedicated to the martyr St. Lawrence, a deacon in Rome executed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Valerian in 258. The interior is pretty small, but well lit....More
This church stands in sharp contrast to the ornate and impressive basilica opposite it. It was recorded in history as early as 1050, and has suffered its ups and downs since. Thankfully, it has since been restored and provides a lovely example of medieval architecture,...More
Right in the heart of the historic center of Mantua, opposite the basilica, this ancien and simple gem is easy, free, and quick to visit; an oasis of calm.
There is a friendly person at the entrance who speaks English and will hand you a...More
We were nearly at the end of our time during a recent trip to northern Italy and gave ourselves one afternoon for Mantova (Mantua). It would have been nice to have had at least one more full day since the town was great. We simply...More