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Address: Via Portica, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-813-053
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10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Activities: Shopping, Walking
Description: This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical...
This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical façade, is now a Christian Church.
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Fascinating museum helps visualize the plaza in Roman times

The Temple of Minerva in the Piazza del Comune is fascinating and free, but to place this building in context, you need to walk a few steps down the road leading away from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The Roman temple (I gather) is complete as the outer shell of the Baroque interior. Externally, from the former forum, it still looks entirely Roman & it was fascinating to see it represented so recognisably in the Basilica frescoes of the life of St Francis. The building has had an interesting life in the centre of Assisi becoming a church... More 

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Temple of Minerva in the Piazza del Comune is fascinating and free, but to place this building in context, you need to walk a few steps down the road leading away from the piazza and tour the ruins of the Roman Forum that stood in front of the temple in Roman times. The Museo e Foro Romano has done... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Undoubtedly, once arrived in this beautiful square without having any information I firmly believe that anyone who remains fascinated in front of this stunning piece of architecture, of course, the most striking thing at first glance is in the middle of a medieval city like Assisi, see this Roman temple in perfect condition, of course, today this inside houses a... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was part of our admission ticket to Rocca Maggiore and was a real highlight. It is hard to imagine that the original forum was so far beneath the main piazza. To imagine shops and daily life in that place in front of the temple of Minerva was amazing. Well worth a visit

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Right in the middle of town sits the remains of a Roman Temple so grab a gelato or a meal in the piazza and take it in.

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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

OK, OK, Assisi may not be famous for its Roman ruins, and actually these are not OHHHHHH-ruins. but being completely underground and because its history, we found them really fascinating

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Cranston, Rhode Island, USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Make sure you rent one of the audio devices for a great explanation of the temple. If you just tour on your own, you will miss out on many of the fact regarding the temple and its history.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The last time I saw this church, Assisi was socked in with fog and rain. This former Roman temple converted now to a church seemed rather dreary and unappealing. I saw it this time on a bright sunny day and the feel this time was much more interesting. For one, it seemed bigger and deeper. The bluish cast of the... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just west of the main piazza a small door with roman artifacts clearly seen beyond, leads to an interesting exhibition. At only 8 Euros it's well worth a visit, letting you walk on a glass walkway directly over the original Roman paving. It puts into context the layout of the piazza above and how over time architecture has evolved and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

What a little hidden treasure the Foro Romano museum was. We only went as it was part of a three museum ticket we bought with the Rocca Maggiore for 8 Euros. What a surprise. The entrance is just off the square, if you are facing the Temple of Minerva the entrance is down the left hand road, down the hill... More 

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