Tempio di Minerva

Tempio di Minerva, Umbria

Tempio di Minerva
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raymarks
Boston Spa, UK207 contributions
Good lunch
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had lunch in this small but very popular local cafe. Our pasta was beautifully prepared and the service was satisfactory. We would return if we visit Assisi again
Written 9 November 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,579 contributions
1st Century BC!!
May 2019 • Couples
Wow, you would think that something over 2,000 thousand years old would show its wear and tear but this temple looks fantastic. Actually a church today, its Romanesque columned facade faces the Piazza del Commune. You can't miss it on the way to the basilica. It is open to the public so a quick stop might be in order.
Written 28 May 2019
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,172 contributions
Roman Facade.
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Tempio di Minerva is an ancient Roman building is currently used as a Santa Maria church, built in the 16rh century renovated in Baroque style 17th century later.
The original temple was built in the 1st century BC.
The attribution to the goddess Minerva derives from the finding of a female statue, although a dedication stone to Hercules has been found, and the temple was likely dedicated to this male demi-god.
In the Middle Ages the temple housed a tribunal with an annexed jail, as testified by one of Giotto's frescoes in the St. Francis Basilica, which portrays the church windows with bars.
Of the ancient temple, the façade has been preserved, with six Corinthian columns supporting the architrave and a small pediment. The columns were originally covered by a very strong plaster, which was perhaps colored.
The cell was completely demolished during the church's construction, in the 16th century, while a small section of the temple was found in the 20th century near the altar.
Admission of the church is free,
Written 2 September 2018
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Mary J
Mount Juliet, TN69 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2015 • Friends
Travelers to Assisi may enter the Basilica de San Francesco and think that this is the only cathedral to visit while in the city. Although it is much smaller than the basilica, this is an absolute, shouldn't-miss treasure.
Written 8 July 2015
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Judy E Smith
Texarkana, TX114 contributions
Structure dates BC
Jun 2011
Pagans constructed the building to worship Minerva. It is now converted to a Catholic Church and open to the public. Located in Piazza del Comune (The Town Square)
Written 6 January 2012
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