Piazza della Minerva - Rome

Discover the Piazza della Minerva! In Ancient Rome, a temple dedicated to Minerva, goddess of the intellect and the arts, was present here. Today, the site is occupied by the gothic Basilica of Saint Mary Above Minerva, identifiable by its beautiful, imposing white neo-medieval fa├žade. Interesting to note is that this church is in fact dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who incidentally is the goddess Minerva herself. In the middle of the square stands a rather strange monument - the so-called Pulcino della Minerva. Designed by Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1667, it is a sculpture of an elephant, which forms the supporting base for the Egyptian obelisk found in the Dominicans' garden.


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Address : Piazza della Minerva 186 Rome Italy

Subway : Metro B : Colosseo, Carvour

Bus : Bus : C3, H, 30, 40, 46, 62, 63, 64, 70, 87, 116, 116 T, 119, 130, 186, 190, 271, 492, 571, 630, 780, 810, 916. Tram 8 : Argentina

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