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Tempio di Saturno, Rome

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#102 of 252 in Historic Sites in Rome
The Temple of Saturn was an ancient Roman temple to the god Saturn. Its ruins stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill at the western end of the Roman Forum. The original dedication of the temple is traditionally dated to 497 BC, but ancient writers disagreed greatly about the history of this site.ArchaeologyCollapse has left little standing but the remains of the front porch. The partially preserved pediment displays the inscription:meaning "The Senate and People of Rome restored consumed by fire." The pediment and eight surviving columns represent one of the iconic images of Rome's ancient architectural heritage.History & FunctionConstruction of the temple is thought to have begun in the later years of the Roman Kingdom under Tarquinius Superbus. Its inauguration by the consul Titus Lartius took place in the early years of the Republic. The temple was completely reconstructed by Munatius Plancus in 42 BC.The present ruins represent the third incarnation of the Temple of Saturn, replacing the version destroyed by the fire of Carinus in 283 AD. The extant inscription on the frieze commemorates this restoration undertaken after the fire.
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  • beautiful ruins of the temple of Saturn on the Forum and Palatine Hill, space with many other to do, there are a lot of people, but the space is great, free the first Sunday of each month.
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  • It is the oldest sacred place in Rome after the Temples of Vesta and Jupiter. This oldest temple in the Roman Forum, used as the state treasury in the ancient times. The temple's high podium and the c...  more »
  • Saw the Roman Forum at night from Capitoline Hill. Awesome pics taken. Better to take pics from a hill than to walk through it. There is no narration. But looking at the forum from above gives some pe...  more »
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  • A magnificent remaining from the Roman empire which stimulates the fantasy and raise questions about what that temple may have looked like once upon a time when it still existed.
  • Absolutely beautiful temple, be sure to look at the details at the top!
  • were not able to go near it as we were going out through the side exit.
  • Nice historical monument.
  • Good place

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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