Rotonda di San Lorenzo

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Mantua, Italy

Rotonda di San Lorenzo Mantua Reviews

Vipin Vipin
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Sweet little building Apr 16, 2011
The Rotonda di San Lorenzo is the oldest church in Mantua. Built by the prominent Canossa family sometime during the eleventh or twelfth century, it was used as a church before being deconsecrated at some point. There are still some traces of frescoes left from when the building was originally built. Nowadays, the brickwork and the circular shape are its most notable features. Although there is very little here, and the atmosphere doesn’t feel very church like at all, I thought this made for a poignant visit. You need a little imagination to realise that this was a church way back when. The admission is free and considering the age of the building and its central location, I think this deserves a quick visit.
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