Rotonda di San Lorenzo
Rotonda di San Lorenzo
4.5
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ilMatte
Italy146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
just a walk in is enough to see the strange.
a circular small church with a series of columns all around.
weird... but original
Written 14 August 2023
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exiledblue
Rovellasca, Italy548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
A free attraction said to be the oldest church. Its so cute in its form and pretty inside with its circle of arches above more cicles of arches.
Written 7 May 2023
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,528 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Is said that the Blood of Christ (now relic inside the nearby basilica) was found here in the surroundings leading the construction of this church around the XII century over an older Roman structure. Deconsecrated in the XVI century falling quickly in disuse, other structures were built covering its round shaped appareance; became storage and courtyard for the nearby Jewish ghetto. It was at the beginning of the XX century when the front buildings were demolished, the rotunda shape re-emerged. Small, worth to stop for a 10 minute visit.
Written 21 April 2023
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Kjellaug T
Sandnes, Norway327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
Nice little church off the square. Very different from most churches I've seen, but well worth a trip inside.
Written 22 July 2022
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David H
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
A small, round church right next to the huge Basilica di St Andrea, well worth a visit. Ancient and cool in every sense.
Written 19 July 2022
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JJJC_Family
Virginia786 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Located right by the huge Basilica, the contrast between it and this tiny structure could not be more stark. This - simple, austere. The basilica - grand and almost overwhelming. The interesting thing is that I think you appreciate them more seeing them one right after the other. For me, I believe it reinforces my amazement that I can enjoy so many different types of places and respect each one for what it is. And that I think is also why I love visiting Europe so much - the infinite variety of structures and landscapes in such a small area. For me, if I structure a trip properly, it's almost impossible for me to be bored no matter how many churches, palaces, musems, etc., I have seen.

Getting back to the Rotunda - yes, see it. It won't take you more than a few minutes and it won't overwhelm you, but you will like it and since you will certainly see the basilica, there is no reason not to stop in here.
Written 10 January 2022
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK868 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Small round chapel on Mantova's central square. Ancient, forgotten over the centuries, almost lost and then rediscovered and refurbished.
Sparse decoration, beautiful Romanic architecture all red bricks and stone columns, impressive dome.
Go sit right in the middle. look up and enjoy the atmosphere!
Written 25 September 2021
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LoveTravel0917
Altamont, NY86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Worth popping in for a quick visit. So interesting that the city built up around these small churches and almost concealed their existence. Lucky people now truly understand why its important to preserve history. Small church but worth stopping.
Written 19 September 2021
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Andrew D
Milan, Italy181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Below street level, this relatively small and quiet thousand year old church had been subsumed by surrounding buildings and only rediscovered when these were demolished about one hundred years ago. Go and enjoy.
Written 1 August 2020
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DamCar65
98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Just opposite the Basilica di Sant'Andrea is a lovely little chapel called “Rotonda di San Lorenzo”. The most ancient church in the city (11th century), inspired by the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem and dedicated to St Lawrence. Completely round with beautiful Byzantine frescoes. You can feel the history as soon as you walk in the door and also a great way to escape from the heat for a few minutes. A card (in various languages) is available at the entrance explaining several features. Very well worth a few minutes of your time.
Written 1 March 2020
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