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Foro Romano | v. dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this site inside the Roman Forum. There are ruins of benches on the side to relax. Many statues also help us to appreciate what it was like there two thousand years ago.Don't miss it.

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Part of the Roman Forum, this is the House of the Vestal Virgins who maintained the flame of the Temple of Vesta. It was an ancient place of worship but now forms an important part of the ruins.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A visit to the Roman Forums in the city of Rome can be quite overwhelming for a first timer. There's just too much to see, too much history to take in, and sometimes you simply do not know where to start. A qualified guide is...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 19 March 2018

With many benches placed in front of the statues in the garden area, this is the perfect place take a resting break at the Forum. I only managed to take in a small percentage of this house as I didn't make it to the top...More

Thank daffystjob
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This house of the Vestal Virgins still stands prominent within the Roman Forum. Spectacular. The remnants of statues dedicated to them still stand on the forum floor

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed 18 October 2017

When you visit the Roman Forum you will come across this important Ruin. It's the House of the Vestal Virgins. They were virgins specially selected for this cult. They acted as priestesses to the Roman goddess of the Hearth, Vesta. There were four of these...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

You're there and you want to get as much out of this entire area. We took a tour. Of course they skip sections so we came back to fill in the places we missed. The tour route is a good one (Get as much history...More

1  Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Most people have heard of the Vestal Virgins: This was their house. It remains impressive now even as a ruin and still stands out amongst the other ruins in the forum.

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The house of the Vestals is located adjacent to the Temple of Vesta and together they formed a single complex. It was a brick faced concrete building completed in 64 AD. It was reconstructed by Trajan and restored by Septimus Severus. In 394 AD, it...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Once a large, multi-storied home to Rome's Vestal Virgins, who tended the fire in the nearby round temple of Vesta (of which several pillars and parts of a wall still stand). Statues of some of the Vestals decorate the courtyard, which has a small pool...More

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Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
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