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Tempio di Minerva Medica

Tempio di Minerva Medica
  • Giorni Feriali
  • Giorni Festivi

Andrea Vaccà Berlinghieri (1772-1826) planned this building, dedicated to Minerva Medica, goddess of Medicine and Wisdom. The temple is approached by a monumental avenue. It is built entirely in terracotta with the exception of the pediment's lintel, which is of white marble. Its composition is constituted by an oblong, the hallway and various rooms, and a rear semi-circular apse. The façade and the sides are placed on a wide platform fifteen metres wide and seven metres deep, which is accessed via a wide stairway in stone, on whose top rest eight mighty ionic columns, capped by great terracotta disks. Source: tempiodiminerva.com