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The Temple of Vesta beginnings date to the initial settlement in this area (later 8th - 7th century B.C.). The temple was dedicated first and foremost to the cult of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth and home. This is a small round temple. its...More
Vestal Virgins was a cult that went way back in time. As far as I can make out, Lavinium, a town 30 miles south of Rome, founded in the 10th century BC, is where the cult of the goddess Vesta got started. Historians believe that...More
The Temple of Vesta is in the middle of the ancient Roman Forum. it was the temple where the sacred flame of the goddess Vesta was kept. The Romans believed that the sacred fire was tied to the city and that if it went out...More
Located in the Roman Forum, the circular Temple of the Vestal Virgins is dedicated to the Goddess Vesta. The vestal virgins live next door at the House of Vestal Virgins and were responsible for keeping the temple's sacred flame permanently alight. Most of the temple...More
People who visit this place may get disappointed when they realize that, of the original structure of the temple, only a few ruins are left in site. But the rich history behind it, specifically the important role that the Vestal virgins played in ancient times...More
This is the ruin of one of the earliest and most important sites in Rome. It held the “sacred fire”. The temple is thought to have been constructed in the 4th century BC, consisting of a podium that supported 20 fluted Corinthian columns that enclosed...More
Located in the Forum Boarium on the eastern bank of the Tiber, the Temple of Hercules is the only surviving sacred structure in ancient Rome that was made of Greek marble. It is one of the oldest extant buildings in the city (later 2nd century...More
Young and well-to-do families are the street flavour of Parioli. A new kind of Rome, this area is centuries away from the Renaissance with its pockets of 1930s palaces, tony boutiques, open-air markets and plenty of coffee shops. Parioli was built as an enclave for last century’s haute bourgeois and still represents as such in 21st century Rome. Need a break? The area has several great sporting clubs known for tennis and
riding, a wonderful modern art museum, easy access to the zoo (Europe’s oldest), and is nestled around Rome’s very best parks including Villa Borghese, Villa Ada and Villa Glori.