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Piazza Erbe, 46100, Mantua, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will end up going in here because it is across the street from Sant'Andrea, and unlike its more popular neighbor this building is unadorned and simple on the interior reflecting a more monastic spiritual world. I would go in to have a look around,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JohnRegoPark
Reviewed January 18, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travelvery
Reviewed November 28, 2018

That medieval small church was so incredible. I wish I could've learned more about its history. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joaobiscaiamelo
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The building is more impressive from the outside. It is certainly worth a quick look inside and a photo.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank gregd16n6
Reviewed October 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresita_Herndon_VA
Reviewed October 1, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The first church in town was is XI century. This nice church on double level (the highest not accessible) suffers of same problem of other city’s masterpieces: opening time is small. Enjoy!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 429stefanos
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Oldest church in Mantova - originally built in the 11th century. Wonderful frescoes. Small size and octagonal design much different from Renaissance churches.

Date of experience: August 2018
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