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Address: Via Portica, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-813-053
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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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Interesting, free

It's worth a stop if you've got the time. Read up on the history beforehand if you can as this place has lots of it. There's not staff on hand ... it's a working church.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's worth a stop if you've got the time. Read up on the history beforehand if you can as this place has lots of it. There's not staff on hand ... it's a working church.

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Reading, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It is amazing to think that this Roman Temple dates back to before the time of Jesus. The interior has been turn into a church and contains "over the top" ornamentation. The centerpiece is a large statue of the Blessed Mary with a halo of Christmas lights. Oh well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The temple is a short walk from the basilica, and the façade is definitely worth seeing. Having read other reviews after the fact, I wish I had known about the remains below the temple. We only did a quick stop because my daughter is crazy about mythology, and she thought it was completely cool to see an authentic building devoted... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Roman Temple of Minerva is fascinating for many reasons, the main one, in my judgment, is that it (literally) houses many centuries and layers of culture, from first-century Roman temple to the goddess Minerva through the Middle Ages through the Renaissance -- until now in the 21st century, where it stands in the Piazza Comune in Assisi. When you... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Can't really see much, and the church itself is not remarkable. This could be skipped if you're in a hurry.

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

After touring the Basilica of St. Francis, my wife and I took the fifteen to twenty minute up the hill to the Piazza del Comune to see the Temple of Minerva. While not nearly as grand as the Basilica, I might have enjoyed the temple more. While much, much, much smaller, it reminded me of the re-purposing of the Pantheon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Roman Temple of Minerva (Museo e Foro Romano)

Address: Via Portica, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075-813-053
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Umbria  >  Province of Perugia  >  Assisi
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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