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  • Average30%
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Dec 9, 2017
“Not much left”
Mar 19, 2018
“Another Basilica lost to time”
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Via Sacra | Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This was another huge ancient basilica lost to time, as the path takes you around the broken skeleton of the cathedral, it makes you realise the size it was. This was not a little church, this was a sizeable building which would have been impressive...More

Thank daffystjob
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Once you are standing at this spot, you can make out most of the perimiter, otherwise there is little left of this Basilica for Caesar

Thank CodyMav
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Basilica Julia was a large, ornate building, built by Julius Caesar, in mid-1st century BC. However it suffered damage a few times and was rebuilt as a result by other emperors. It was a central Building housing important law courts, and other legal government offices,...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed May 30, 2017

this Basilica was built in the 1st Century BC. This was home to the courts, banking and government offices of ancient Rome. The building was surrounded on all four sides by a double colonnaded portico, which all that are left are the bases of the...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed October 4, 2016

The Basilica Julia was a giant building in the Roman Forum (one of several) used for commerce, business matters, etc. Little remains today, mostly foundations and steps. Important to understand these early basilicas were important meeting places where business took place and law was discussed....More

1  Thank SpanishStepsApt
Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Basilica Julia dates back to the early empire. I used to be a 2+ storey building with ornate archways... only the plant is left, bust still impressive. Walking through it is OK, however it is better seen from the back of the Campidoglio square,...More

Thank jcrossBdV
Reviewed November 8, 2015

Part of Roman Forum. You can view and learn about these inside the Roman Forum but can see from pathways that line it.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Basilica Julia was once a large building found between the Temple of Saturn and the Temple of Castor and Pollux in the ancient Roman Forum. It was built upon the grounds of a previous basilica around 54-42 BC. Construction was started during the reign of...More

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here.
Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very
epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree
turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its
ancient beginnings to its 21st century
transformations. Whether it’s those historical
playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or
the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this
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