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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
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
This church is inside this former 1st century BC Roman temple to Minerva, it is located in Piazza del Comune and cannot be missed as the original 6 Corinthian column portico and façade are still standing. Inside the church, it is rather small but very...More
It is amazing to almost stumble upon this building in this beautiful piazza and to reflect upon its history. Now a church, this was originally a Roman Temple with original walls and facade still intact for over 2,000 years! Beautiful interior with an altar in...More
I had the opportunity to visit and pray at this church, once a temple. In the early evening it was a peaceful visit to fall upon a church with two priests praying the rosary and a laywoman later joined them to pray. A beautiful prayerful...More
We loved the art, stained glass and history of this place. There’s a beautiful tomb in the basement where you can light a candle for loved ones and learn more about the history of the place and people.