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Tempio Rotondo al Foro Boario is yet another ancient temple. It has historic value and is worth a... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
little-known gem that is sadly not easy to get in to

this temple was dedicated to Hercules ("Tempio di Ercole Vincitore") and is said (Wikipedia) to be... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Oct 25, 2017
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“little-known gem that is sadly not easy to get in to”
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Tempio Rotondo al Foro Boario is yet another ancient temple. It has historic value and is worth a visit. Built in the 2nd century BC, it is of circular shape and quite interesting.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 3 July 2017

this temple was dedicated to Hercules ("Tempio di Ercole Vincitore") and is said (Wikipedia) to be the earliest surviving marble building on Rome.. either way the simple but beautiful circle of columns set in a relatively quiet area (on the river side) is complemented by...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The temple is located in a nice piazza - mix of historic pillars and a more modern roof and windows. A decent diversion for kids waiting to put their hands in the Bocca across the road.

Thank Matvl
Reviewed 6 May 2017

An interesting ancient circular temple. It is against the mouth of truth. I think by prior reservation you can go inside.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is another well preserved temple in the area of the ancient Forum Boarium. It is a round temple built in a monopteros Greek design, which means that its circular colonnade supports a roof without any walls. The structure has twenty Corinthian columns, 10 meters...More

1  Thank Borzov
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Just across the street from Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin, west of Roman Forum area, is this somewhat preserved and reconstructed Temple of Hercules the Victor which was erected around 200 BC. There is a large fence around the structure but you can still...More

Thank JT_Turner3
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

A point of clarification, the round temple in this Foro is dedicated to Hercules and is exquisite. The Foro has another temple (not Vesta) and is across the street from the Basilica of Mary Cosmedin, and the Boca Veritas.

2  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 19 February 2015

One of the oldest and best preserved temples in Rome, the round temple at the Forum Boarium is dedicated to Hercules Victor, although often mistakenly referred to as a temple to Vesta due to its round shape (a temple of Vesta lies within the Roman...More

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