Temple of Asclepius
Temple of Asclepius
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  • Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo • 8 min walk
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CylerC
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Lovely pond for a nice summer day in the park. Fiance enjoyed it very much! They even provided umbrella in case the sun is just a bit too harsh.
Written 8 July 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a lovely pond on the park, where you could rent a paddle boat and get closer to the temple from the water side.
Written 1 July 2022
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Mateusz
Bristol, UK2,158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
I visited here a few days ago as I saw a recommendation online. This place is a little out of the city and nice and peaceful. It is a welcome break from the hustle of Rome. I saw people on what looked like bike rentals also. It's surrounded by a peaceful park. You can rent the Boats for 4 Euros PP for 20 minutes and have a row around the small lake. There is a nice building in the middle. Definitely worth a look
Written 16 June 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Another folly that was built in the eighteenth century to create the illusion of a classical structure. Being Rome I was expecting the real thing but hey ho, it was pretty and photogenic and that's what counts!
Written 5 February 2022
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dapper777
Monaco63,616 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Friends
The temple is located in the artificial islet near the Garden of the Lake of Villa Borghese.
It was built in 1786 and dedicated to a Roman god of Greek origin, Aesculapius, the god of medicine.
The temple is in Ionic style, with some Hellenistic statuettes on the triangular pediment, and, inside, an aedicule with the statue of Aesculapius.
In the small pond you can see ducks, fish, turtles..
Nothing extraordinary, but if you pass through Villa Borghese, stop for a while because there are two comfortable benches nearby.
It is the ideal place to relax.
Enjoy the coolness of the ancient trees and then resume your journey.
Written 10 November 2020
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The Temple of Asclepius is located on the artificial islet of the lake in Giardino del Lago at Villa Borghese. It is a small temple in the Ionic style built in 1785–1792 by Antonio and Mario Asprucci and by Cristoforo Unterperger and dedicated to the god of medicine. Calm and beautiful place, full of green, there are some ducks near the lake. You can also see carps and turtles along the banks of the pond. Moreover, you can hire a boat for rowing on the lake. Really a charming place .
Written 7 March 2020
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Khashim
London, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Lovely place to visit. You can row boats at their lake, ride a Segway around the park and more. We spent about 1.5 hours there, which is more than enough time to get through everything. It wasn’t too busy when we went. Lots of walking!
Written 24 February 2020
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ClaireH
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We rowed on the lake (€3 per person) for a while, and got to get very close to the temple itself. There really isn't a more beautiful place to spend time in Rome.
Written 27 January 2020
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
A replica of the ancient temple can be found at Villa Borghese, but the original structure was on Tiber Island. According to the internet, it seems like, up until the first century, medical problems were relegated to the Greek God, Asclepios. However, derived from the battlefield need, I think the common medical procedure and medical instruments were invented to: cut the skin with a scalpel and remove pieces of arrow with the forceps.
If you were a big fan of the 1970’s TV show MASH, you could see Alan Alda perform this very same procedure many times, as it applied to shrapnel.
According to the internet, you can see an exhibit, at UVA, of the medical tools invented by the ancient Romans: the scalpel and the forceps.
Written 13 July 2019
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MrVilvoorde
Elewijt, Belgium33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Great to relax and enjoy nature. The area is beautiful and quiet, in the lovely surrounding park of Villa Borghese.
Written 3 June 2019
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