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

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.

Thank PrestonGuild
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank SpanishStepsApt
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Back in its day, it was a 3-story palace, consisting of 50 rooms, with (today) a rectangular-shaped garden; it is adjacent to their big, round temple. In the end of the 4th century, Christianity was compulsory and the building was put to another use (Vestals...More

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epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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