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“A Temple from the Augustan Age”

Museo e Foro Romano
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Owner description: This well-preserved Roman temple to Minerva, with its famous classical façade, is now a Christian Church.
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“A Temple from the Augustan Age”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Besides the usual pilgrimage sites relating to St. Francis and St. Clare, the city of Assisi is a classic hill town and it's well worth taking the time to poke about. The city's main square, Piazza del Commune, is dominated by the facade of an ancient Roman temple from the Augustan Age, The Temple of Minerva. The steps are well worn and the splendid Corinthian columns are scarred, but they hint of an Assisi past that dates well before the Middle Ages. Behind the facade is a church, probably the reason that this monument survived.

The Palazzo Comunale is opposite the Temple and houses a museum dedicated to Assisi's medieval artists. The square is filled with cafes and shops and is well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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“Minerva Temple in Assisi”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have now twice walked up the uneven steps and amired the ancient columns of this 2000 year old church and just let my mind wander and wonder of all that have past by or entered this Roman Temple. Certainly the Bascilica takes top rating but this is certainly one of Assisi's treasures.

Visited June 2012
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Calgary, Alberta
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“More interesting than anticipated”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We bought the combo ticket @ Rocco Maggiore and decided to check this out.
It turned out to be far more interesting and informative than we expected.

Visited September 2012
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“For lovers of Roman history”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

This is a site for those who really are into Roman history. The site is at the top of the town and demands a bit of a climb. Lots of shops and spots to stop at on the way up and down. This could be made into a part of a full day in Assisi.

Visited May 2012
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“Roman temple converted into a church”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

On the Piazza del Popolo in the center of Assisi, there is an intact facade from a Roman Minerva temple. The columns are indeed very beauteful and the temple adds a classical perspective to the otherwise middle age experience of Assisi.

Visited April 2012
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