"Foro Boario" Forum Boarium Tip by mccalpin

Forum Boarium, Rome: 33 reviews and 72 photos

  Temple of Portunus
by mccalpin

The Foro Boario contains two temples that have survived (more or less) from classical times: the Temple of Portunus and the so-called Temple of Vesta.

The Temple of Portunus (tempio di portuno) is a rectangular temple that was converted to a Christian church - hence its survival. It's possible to get up close to this temple, but not inside.

The so-called Temple of Vesta (tempio di vesta) was given this name because it is a circular building, like the orginal Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum. When we last saw this building (in 2000), it was closed and restorers were working in the inside.

This is a great space to visit; the Mouth of Truth (Bocca di Verita') is nearby, as is the Circus Maximus and the Ponte Rotto.

Address: Just north of the Circus Maximus
Directions: Just north of the Circus Maximus

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  • Written Jan 31, 2004
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