Tempio di Adriano

Tempio di Adriano, Rome

Tempio di Adriano
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In Piazza di Pietra there's part of the ancient Temple of Hadrian left. 11 tall and beautiful columns are still standing and well visibile, together with parte of the old wall !
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Neighborhood: Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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Mary C
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DO NOT MISS THE FILM!
Sep 2021 • Family
We visited this site today, drawn by the fantastic 11 Corinthian marble columns outside.

It has been completely renovated inside and is now open to the public.The staff are incredibly helpful and very enthusiastic about the film.

We were tempted to skip the film. I am so glad we didn’t.

It is a beautifully done description of the last 2000 years of Roman history.

An immersive experience, it has fantastic computer-generated imagery which overlays modern Rome with its ancient past. Lots of Elgar music.

It is a fantastic introduction to anybody who wants to understand Romes history, architecture and building methods. Best of all it is completely free (although there is a charge of €1 to use the toilets!)

If you are able to go past, have a good look for the small crucifix in one of the columns carved by a blacksmith outside.

The 20 minute film explains this and many other detailsAbout the rise and fall of this amazing building. There are headsets which allow you to listen in multiple languages. You need a green pass your Covid test to enter. Enjoy!. Highly recommended!
Written 2 September 2021
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dapper777
Monaco32,016 contributions
Incredible testimony to the past of ancient Rome
May 2020 • Friends
The temple is what remains of the Hadrianeum, a large temple dedicated to the emperor Hadrian by his son and successor Antoninus Pius.
The building, which was oriented towards the current Via del Corso, was built in 145 AD. in the center of the arcaded square.
Of the ancient structure of the temple, 11 of the original 15 columns on the northern side remain, one of the long sides, the blocks of peperino of part of the outer wall of the cell or 'naos', while only the signs of the marble that covered it remain.
The street level on which the podium of the Temple rested, a few meters lower than the current one, and part of the cornice that surmounts the columns are also original.
It is worth seeing it, because it is an incredible testimony to the historical past of ancient Rome.
Written 19 August 2020
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L3K
Guisborough, UK1,792 contributions
One Row
Jan 2020
One row of columns from the temple of Hadrian remains, and has been incorporated into a modern building. It must have been a magnificent building when whole.
Written 4 March 2020
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Malgorzata
10,460 contributions
A temple in the center of Rome
May 2019
The Temple of Hadrian was dedicated to the emperor Hadrian, located in Rome at Piazza di Pietra near the Pantheon. It was built by Antoninus Pius in 145. Set on a 4 m high podium, it had the form of a classical Greek-style temple. Only one 15-meter high temple wall with 11 columns has survived to the present day, now incorporated into the building of the Roman Stock Exchange. A good example of the fusion between classic and modern . Fantastic and brilliantly integrated into the surroundings. In front of the column there is a ditch where you can see where the street level was in times when the temple was used.
Written 28 February 2020
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Emily Mc
London, UK461 contributions
Interestingly Repurposed
Jan 2020
The Temple of Hadrian was dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian. It was originally built in 145 CE by Hadrian’s adoptive son and successor Antoninus Pius, who then completed the temple and dedicated the temple in his adoptive father's name. The temple itself is a common occurrence for Romans during that era, since emperors were proclaimed and celebrated after their deaths for both their contribution and leadership, a temple was a place where these emperors could be worshipped in.

Thousands of years later, The Temple of Hadrian is still standing with 11 marble columns which have faced the tale of time, which can be seen as the columns have been worn down by weather but still stand majestically. The depth of the original street level measures 16 feet, which has been dug out to expose the foundation, which gives an idea to tourists as to how much lower the city of Rome was thousands of years ago. If you have the chance then there is free admission to this temple with an interesting light display, as well as being able to see the Borsa Valoridi Roma, which is more commonly known as Rome’s Stock Exchange.
Written 16 February 2020
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Old Pro
Seattle, WA2,399 contributions
Interesting
Jul 2019 • Couples
Although this is not the most spectacular ruin in Rome I found it one of the more interesting ones. The reason being is you can get up really close to the stone and see the wear-and-tear the ages had on the pillars. This just brought thoughts to my head of ancient times both good and bad and what it must have been like to see this Through the Ages. The location is not very crowded and has a kind of eerie feeling to it I found exciting.
Written 2 December 2019
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,303 contributions
Impressive remains repurposed
Oct 2019
Not really a temple, just the eleven columns and the interesting back wall (which would have been covered with marble originally). But eleven nice pillars made out of marbles from present-day Turkey and Tunisia. And where did the rest of the temple go? Well the Piazza used to be called Piazza di Pietra (that is stone) because it was made with stone from the original temple. But impressive remains and there's something appealing that after two thousand years they've been re-purposed to be part of the Italian stock exchange. And of course it's a very pleasant Piazza where there are a number of cafes and where we've seen a number of street performers and musicians as we've passed by. Yet another charming byway in this great city.
Written 21 October 2019
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia680 contributions
Hadrian’s Temple
Sep 2019 • Family
Built by his nephew to honour the deified Hadrian, only the outer 11 colonnades survive and has been incorporated into Italy’s main stock exchange
Written 7 October 2019
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JanMattC
South Dalton, UK12 contributions
What a surprise
Sep 2019 • Couples
As we were wandering along one evening in search of a good restaurant we could hear music from around the corner. Following the beautiful sounds we happened upon an amazing film show projected onto the columns of Hardrian’s Temple. It was set to music and very dramatic and informative. What a fabulous surprise - it made our evening 😊
Written 23 September 2019
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Shyamal
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Must visit place.
Jul 2019
Sound and Light show after sunset every evening. Must visit place for those interested in the history of Rome!
Written 19 August 2019
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