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Via Sacra | Roman Forum, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019

Not much remains, but this temple weaves its way through Roman history as it was destroyed and restored on more than one occasion.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019

This is an interesting part of the ancient Roman Forum. It's an impressive looking Temple worth seeing

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 March 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank TravelerCentralFLA
Reviewed 19 December 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 15 August 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple. So nice to visit it on a sunny day. I don't like when my view of it get intruded by other people especially lobster people who should wear more sun screen

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Michele F
Reviewed 1 February 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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