Temple of Asclepius
Temple of Asclepius
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  • Flaminio - Piazza del Popolo • 8 min walk
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dapper777
Monaco62,639 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Friends
The temple is located in the artificial islet near the Garden of the Lake of Villa Borghese.
It was built in 1786 and dedicated to a Roman god of Greek origin, Aesculapius, the god of medicine.
The temple is in Ionic style, with some Hellenistic statuettes on the triangular pediment, and, inside, an aedicule with the statue of Aesculapius.
In the small pond you can see ducks, fish, turtles..
Nothing extraordinary, but if you pass through Villa Borghese, stop for a while because there are two comfortable benches nearby.
It is the ideal place to relax.
Enjoy the coolness of the ancient trees and then resume your journey.
Written November 10, 2020
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Melissa Conroy
London, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
A 10 minute walk from Piazzo del Popolo, this was well worth the visit.
We rented a boat for 6€ for two people, and it was one of the highlights of our 5 day trip to Rome. We enjoyed sundown and watching the light change so drastically over the temple from the boat.

The temple itself is dedicated to the Greek demi-God of medicine, healing, rejuvenation and physicians. It is very special place for contemplation or prayer.

We also saw a mother and baby turtle coming up for air, at the corner of the lake, it was amazing! We stopped rowing so as not to scare them away.
Written May 19, 2019
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MrVilvoorde
Elewijt, Belgium33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Great to relax and enjoy nature. The area is beautiful and quiet, in the lovely surrounding park of Villa Borghese.
Written June 3, 2019
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Niall W
Huddersfield, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
This is the spot in which i chose to propose. She said yes by the way. I highly recommend this spot as i feel it is the most romantic place in the whole of Rome
Written June 10, 2017
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DMNone
Bedford, UK185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Couples
A lovely find. The Temple of Asclepius is set amongst a beautiful park and on a small lake filled with wildlife.

There are a variety of cafes in the park and immediately adjacent to the lake is an ice cream stall. It is possible to rent a row boat to traverse the small area of water and see the proliferation of terrapins close up.

Wonderfully quiet and family friendly.
Written October 24, 2015
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CylerC
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Lovely pond for a nice summer day in the park. Fiance enjoyed it very much! They even provided umbrella in case the sun is just a bit too harsh.
Written July 8, 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a lovely pond on the park, where you could rent a paddle boat and get closer to the temple from the water side.
Written July 1, 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Another folly that was built in the eighteenth century to create the illusion of a classical structure. Being Rome I was expecting the real thing but hey ho, it was pretty and photogenic and that's what counts!
Written February 5, 2022
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ClaireH
Glasgow, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We rowed on the lake (€3 per person) for a while, and got to get very close to the temple itself. There really isn't a more beautiful place to spend time in Rome.
Written January 27, 2020
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
A replica of the ancient temple can be found at Villa Borghese, but the original structure was on Tiber Island. According to the internet, it seems like, up until the first century, medical problems were relegated to the Greek God, Asclepios. However, derived from the battlefield need, I think the common medical procedure and medical instruments were invented to: cut the skin with a scalpel and remove pieces of arrow with the forceps.
If you were a big fan of the 1970’s TV show MASH, you could see Alan Alda perform this very same procedure many times, as it applied to shrapnel.
According to the internet, you can see an exhibit, at UVA, of the medical tools invented by the ancient Romans: the scalpel and the forceps.
Written July 13, 2019
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