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House of the Vestal Virgins

Rome, Italy
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Ranked #203 of 720 attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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The Villages, Florida
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171 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

One of the many amazing places in the Roman Forum. The Vestal Virgins were the most ancient religious group of the Romans. Their place in society was special and they were awarded many privileges as a result. Their area of housing was in the center of the Forum right beside the Temple of Vesta which they were responsible for taking... More

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Columbia, SC
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

How many virgins lived here. Thirty years as a virgin was a must. If she got caught trying to commit the wild thing she was buried alive. What a bummer. Still this was a neat structure.

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Roma, Italia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

If you know about Rome history you might remember about this ancient holy locations where the Virgins were living as some of the most powerful and respectful priests in the ancient time. Well preserved is an interesting visit .. but recommend you read something about it before :)

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Sarasota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Amazing history of the Vestal virgins and their responsibility to the Roman congress and government. Such a life of servitude and seclusion, but an honor to be trusted at this level. Read your history before you arrive to enjoy the history taught by the local archaelogists.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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667 attraction reviews
568 helpful votes 568 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The House of the Vestal Virgins is a focal point of the Roman Forum, and you may access what remains of it for the price of admission to the Forum. Once three stories high in certain parts of the complex, the present-day House of the Vestal Virgins is just a few ruins with the remains of the statues of the... More

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London
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29 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Part of the Roman Forum, part of this is still standing (a few columns) and there are also quite a number of sculptures (goddesses) still standing which was really interesting to walk through and imagine what life was like all those years ago. Recommend!

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Perth, Australia
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I visited the House of the Vestal Virgins with family in April. It is interesting to view if you know the story of the Vestal Virgins and the part they played in Ancient Rome or have a guide to tell you this. It also provides a nice photo opportunity when visiting the Roman Forum.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

well there's not a lot left of the place so not a lot to see - you need a guide for the roman forum really who will tell you what this pile of rubble used to be a couple of thousand years ago

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a lovely, quiet, peaceful place within the Forum. I could really imagine how this place must have looked so long ago. Buy the guide book used by the guides as it will really help understand how it all looked 2000 years ago.

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Frascati, Italy
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23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

well worth a visit, and to the aventine, the orange gardens, cirucus maximus, and the church od St George which is supposedly where romulus and remus were rescued by the she wolf or lupa, becoming thus the symbol of rome.

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