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Piazza del Comune, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

The Roman columns are evident as is the old wall. That it remains is probably due to it being used as a church. The Mother of Christ over (the Roman goddess ) Minerva is more than symbolic. Small by Italian church standards but the decor...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

You first notice the 6-column portico that was a 1 BC Roman temple. The temple has been repurposed as a church. The interior is small, but very ornate with a baby blue hue highlighted by gold leaf. A must visit when you are in Piazza...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

Minerva was a mythylogical Roman goddess. Santa Maria, the Mother of Christ, figures prominently in the Christian faith that replaced the Roman gods. Santa Maria sopra (over) Minerva is a parish church that makes use of the old Roman temple built on this site, so,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

This is a small Baroque style church which has been built inside what was a 1st century BC Roman Temple. Calming blue interior with richly decorated altar and ceiling.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

I really love this church. Just walk out of the busy and noisy square and into the quiet interior. It's a great place to sit down and pray the Rosary.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

In the city square. You can see the transformation of the temple from 1 century BC to what it is today - a church. Mix of architecture elements.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

A church worth visiting while in Assisi. Definitely stop in and tour, pray, meditate. Everything in Assisi is easy to see and do compared to other larger cities.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

While walking around Assisi, I came to the Temple of Minerva. It currently houses a church, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, built in 1539 and renovated in the 17th century. It was another beautiful church. It is small but quite ornate. There is a lovely fountain...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Set in the main old town piazza is this temple dedicated to the ancient goddess Minerva. It is a Roman looking temple and had been converted into a beautiful small church.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Every Saturday there is a free mid-day concert (donations can be left at the end) and the church was full. The interior is stunning and the concert, which was led by the renowned music director, Carlo Forlivesi was wonderful. It lasted 45 minutes. The acoustics...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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