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"Area Sacra" Top 5 Page for this destination Area Sacra - Largo Argentina Tip by MM212

Area Sacra - Largo Argentina, Rome: 29 reviews and 52 photos

  Temple A in the foreground
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  • Temple A in the foreground - Rome
      Temple A in the foreground
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  • Area Sacra - Rome
  • Area Sacra - Rome
  • Cat among the ruins - Rome
      Cat among the ruins
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Discovered by chance in 1926 during a construction project, the Area Sacra is an archeological site containing the remains of four Ancient Roman temples. It is located in Largo di Torre Argentina, now a large square in central Rome, named after the mediaeval tower (Torre Argentina) in the square. Because archeologists are still uncertain to whom the four temples were dedicated, they have designated them with the letters A to D. Although entry into the area is restricted, a walk along the outside railing provides excellent views of the imprint of the temples and some of the standing columns. Roman cats, however, seem to have full access to the site and many have taken refuge among the ruins (see attached photos).

Address: Largo di Torre Argentina
Directions: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II

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  • Updated Apr 12, 2009
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