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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 1 week ago

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

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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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

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Incredible beauty of the roman ruins, when you walk around this place you feel the power of the roman empire, strongly recommended during the spring, can be very hot during summer

Thank Marco N
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is a palace where girls studied to become virgin vestals and then worked. Only its courtyard remains, with several statues of vestals... some with their name and some without, these did not follow the code of conduct apparently. The courtyard is lovely and a...More

Thank jcrossBdV
Reviewed 6 April 2016

To the south of Via Sacra, across from Tempio di Romolo (Temple of Romulus), is the House of the Vestal Virgins at the foot of Palatine Hill. The Vestal Virgins were priestesses who maintained the Sacred Fire of Vesta, the eternal flame of Rome (See...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
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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