Loquis: Terme della Rotonda

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Terme della Rotonda


Published on:  2020-04-28 13:28:00


The Terme della Rotonda thermal baths are from the Roman period, dated to the I-II century AD and located in the historic center of Catania. On the site there was also a church of probable Byzantine origin, headed to the Virgin Mary. The singular architectural structure of the church that was built there, a large dome, supported by mighty buttresses, placed on a square, gave rise to the appellative Rotonda ecclesiastical complex, often referred to with the toponym of La Rotonda in the Five and Seventeenth floor plans. In the past, the church was known as the Pantheon and the local seventeenth-century antiquarians

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