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Tempio di Saturno, Rome

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The Temple of Saturn is a temple to the god Saturn in ancient Rome. The original dedication of a temple to Saturn was traditionally dated to 497 BC, but ancient writers disagreed greatly about the history of this site. The ruins of the temple stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill in the western end of the Forum Romanum.ArchaeologyGradual collapse has left nothing but the remains of the front portico standing. The partially preserved pediment displays the inscription Senatus Populusque Romanus incendio consumptum restituit, meaning "The Senate and People of Rome have restored consumed by fire". The pediment and eight surviving columns represent one of the iconic images of Rome's ancient architectural heritage.HistoryConstruction 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.
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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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