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Casa delle Vestali

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

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

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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

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Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this! We enjoyed this amazing site for several hours looking at fantastic structures, and getting an unique look into the history of Rome. A must see

Thank 379DanielS
Reviewed 15 December 2015

It was remarkable to see the House of the Vestals as I'd read about Vestals in histories and novels. Stories about the six young girls who were sent to be Vestals for at least 30 years seem mythical, but here's proof they were real women....More

Thank relaxationseeker0
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Enough of the ruins of the House of the Vestal Virgins still stands so that you can see the size of the place. You will also see their gardens--known as the "Atrium" with a few of the statues still standing. The ruins of the Pontificus...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2015

The history of Rome covers over 2,000 years and back in the Republic (100BC) the Vestal Virgins were a symbol of Rome and it's Gods and beliefs. Part of what made Rome so great. The history of the place was awesome.

Thank Luke T
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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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