Tempio di Adriano
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In Piazza di Pietra there's part of the ancient Temple of Hadrian left. 11 tall and beautiful columns are still standing and well visibile, together with parte of the old wall !
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Neighborhood: Colonna
Frantic fashionistas, pedicured politicos, goal-oriented tourists, and on-the-go locals cross paths every day in Colonna, a delightful chaos in the very center of the city. Even though it has some of the city’s loveliest sites—a 2nd century column, Belle Epoque shopping center, and a magnificent Baroque parliament building—Colonna is not just another pretty face, but the cosmopolitan eye of Rome’s cultural storm. Colonna can safely say it has the best of Rome: museums, boutiques, window displays, restaurants, cafes, and people watching.
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  • Curious620857
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doesn't take a lot of time
    Great history but only minimally preserved. Not a whole lot to see. The presentations were in Italian so we didn't benefit from those, that might have helped our experience. Neat piece of history if you research beforehand so your group knows what it is seeing. Don't need much time to visit.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Kathleen117
    Toronto, Canada15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100% Must see the FILM!
    This is hiding in plain site and easily overlooked. Anyone who doesn't give this 5 stars didn't see the immersive film (that is free!) - BIG mistake. The film is great and in under 15 minutes explains the urban development of Rome over 2000 years. Anyone going to Rome should make a point of seeing this. I've been to Rome over 15 times, and when I saw this for the first time it was eye-opening. Afterwards, every street you walk on makes sense. Just go. Plus it's free. It's good for kids, adults, anyone wanting a break from the heat. Plus it's enroute to Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Just go. Trust me.
    Visited July 2022
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,604 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Is now home of the Rome Stock Exchange
    This is also known as the Temple of Hadrian named after Roman Emperor Hadrian. This was one of the largest temples in Rome at the time of its construction and the exterior was originally covered in marble. During the 17th-century the temple was mostly in ruins and in 1695 it was incorporated into a papal palace. In 1831, the building became the home of the Rome Stock Exchange and is now occupied by the local chamber of commerce.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 7, 2024
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Mary C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
We visited this site today, drawn by the fantastic 11 Corinthian marble columns outside.

It has been completely renovated inside and is now open to the public.The staff are incredibly helpful and very enthusiastic about the film.

We were tempted to skip the film. I am so glad we didn’t.

It is a beautifully done description of the last 2000 years of Roman history.

An immersive experience, it has fantastic computer-generated imagery which overlays modern Rome with its ancient past. Lots of Elgar music.

It is a fantastic introduction to anybody who wants to understand Romes history, architecture and building methods. Best of all it is completely free (although there is a charge of €1 to use the toilets!)

If you are able to go past, have a good look for the small crucifix in one of the columns carved by a blacksmith outside.

The 20 minute film explains this and many other detailsAbout the rise and fall of this amazing building. There are headsets which allow you to listen in multiple languages. You need a green pass your Covid test to enter. Enjoy!. Highly recommended!
Written September 2, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,646 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The Stock Exchange is not the first thing that leaps to mind when planning your sight-seeing in Rome. However, this being Rome, it is housed within a large ancient temple so is worth a look.
What you see here is really just the facade. Eleven towering, Corinthian columns run along the front of the stock exchange. The ancient, pitted columns stand 15 metres tall, with fluting and a faded grey colouring.
This was the temple of the Emperor Hadrian, who ruled from 117-138. It was built after his death by Antoninus Pius, his adopted son and successor.
Recognised as one of the ‘Five Good Emperors’, Hadrian is generally remembered for bringing peace and stability to Rome during his 21-year reign.
Entry is free
Inside there are several statues and a film based on the history of Rome. We didn’t stay for the film as we were short on time. Overall, with limited time in Rome, this is not a priority visit. For most people it is probably just a quick stop if you are en route to either the Pantheon or the Trevi Fountain.
Written February 11, 2023
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia50,604 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is also known as the Temple of Hadrian named after Roman Emperor Hadrian.

This was one of the largest temples in Rome at the time of its construction and the exterior was originally covered in marble.

During the 17th-century the temple was mostly in ruins and in 1695 it was incorporated into a papal palace.

In 1831, the building became the home of the Rome Stock Exchange and is now occupied by the local chamber of commerce.
Written January 7, 2024
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,581 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Hadrian's Temple was another short walk and this is really just a facade now to the Italian Stock Exchange. The line of columns are certainly large though, dwarfing the height of most other Roman structures and giving a sense of the scale of Imperial buildings at the height of the Empire. Like so much else the marble has been stripped away and just the stone remains.
Written February 7, 2022
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Kathleen117
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is hiding in plain site and easily overlooked. Anyone who doesn't give this 5 stars didn't see the immersive film (that is free!) - BIG mistake. The film is great and in under 15 minutes explains the urban development of Rome over 2000 years. Anyone going to Rome should make a point of seeing this. I've been to Rome over 15 times, and when I saw this for the first time it was eye-opening. Afterwards, every street you walk on makes sense. Just go. Plus it's free. It's good for kids, adults, anyone wanting a break from the heat. Plus it's enroute to Pantheon and Piazza Navona. Just go. Trust me.
Written June 19, 2023
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Curious620857
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Great history but only minimally preserved. Not a whole lot to see. The presentations were in Italian so we didn't benefit from those, that might have helped our experience. Neat piece of history if you research beforehand so your group knows what it is seeing. Don't need much time to visit.
Written May 5, 2023
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Very interesting columns that were once part of Temple of Hadrian (Tempio di Adriano), we walked by it couple of times on our walk to Trevi Fountain.
A building now sits on the Temple's location but the columns were kept as part of the building's architecture, I'd say it's worth a stop to see it.
Written May 31, 2019
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy31,008 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Every night at dusk, there is a very cool, free, 10-minute sound and light show at the Temple of Hadrian, in the Piazza di Pietra. The show introduces you to the Emperor Hadrian and his various projects (Hadrian's Wall in Britain, Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, the Pantheon, etc.) and then goes through the building of the Temple of Hadrian and then what happened to it over time ... really well done. The show is impressive in that it clearly depicts everything without words and really gives you an idea of what the temple building became in the Middle Ages, and later .... highly recommended.
Written May 21, 2019
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Pray
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
The visit includes a free amazing immersive movie detailing history of the building and Rome! Do not miss it as is definitely a hidden gem.
Written November 22, 2021
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Shyamal
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Sound and Light show after sunset every evening. Must visit place for those interested in the history of Rome!
Written August 19, 2019
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