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"Porticus Octaviae" Top 5 Page for this destination Theatre of Marcellus Tip by MM212

Theatre of Marcellus, Rome: 27 reviews and 67 photos

  Porticus Octaviae
by MM212
  • Porticus Octaviae - Rome
      Porticus Octaviae
    by MM212
  • Porticus Octaviae - Rome
  • Porticus Octaviae - Rome
  • Porticus Octaviae - Rome
  • By night (April 2009) - Rome
      By night (April 2009)
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Remains of the Porticus Octaviae, a four-sided Ancient Roman portico (quadriportico) are still majestically standing to this day. The existing structure dates from around 200 AD, when the portico was rebuilt by Septimius Severus, but it had been dedicated by Augustus to his sister Octavia since 27 BC. A previous portico existed on the site since the second century BC. Although altered slightly over time, the current structure is largely intact and has been incorporated into the construction of an adjacent church (Sant'Angelo in Pescheria). In its former glory, the portico was part of a larger complex which included two temples and two libraries. The Portico is hidden behind the Theatre of Marcellus (Teatro di Marcello), at the edge of the Ghetto of Rome. In ancient Rome, this part was the southern section of Campus Martius.

Address: Via di Sant'Angelo in Pescheria
Phone: +39 06 481 4800

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2009
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