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A Rare Remnant from the Republican Era of Rome

This small temple is in an interesting section of Rome. It's near the Tiber, the Tempio di Vesta, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Ponte Rotto and the main tourist attraction, the... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This small temple is in an interesting section of Rome. It's near the Tiber, the Tempio di Vesta, the Theatre of Marcellus, the Ponte Rotto and the main tourist attraction, the la Boca della Veritas (or Mouth of Truth). The Tempio di Portunus was recently renovated and in September, 2016, the renovation was not fully completed. Some scaffolding and other... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Tempio di Portuno, (also called Tempio della Fortuna Virile/Temple of Manly Fortune, since Renaissance times), is dedicated to Portunus, a god associated with water crossings and seaports. Built 4th-3rd century BC and renovated 1st century BC, it was converted into the Church of Santa Maria de Gradellis in 872, then Santa Maria Egiziaca in the 15th century, the church transformations... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

We still can't believe how old this Temple is . It was a nice view from our room during our stay in Rome.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

There always seems to be scaffolding on some part of this temple whenever I visit it. "Visit" is not the accurate word, because you can't go in---you can view it only from the outside. Also, there's an iron gate around it (to prevent vandalism, probably). But at least you can look at it all from all four sides, and there's... More 

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Valhalla, New York
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Located in the Piazza Bocca della Verità along with the Temple of Hercules, The Mouth of Truth and the Arch of Janus. This is a very well preserved small temple, though they were working on it when I was there, dedicated to Portunus a minor god of keys doors and livestock. You can't go inside but it's worth taking a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

These temples are just something you can look at as you walk by, you can't enter, they are very old and make for good pictures.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is one of the best preserved Roman temples, probably dedicated to Portunus, god of keys, doors and livestock. It was built in Ionic style and placed in the ancient Forum Boarium.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

The little Temple of Portunus from approximately 150BC is north end of the Piazza della Bocca della Verita along with a round one called Tempio di Ercole Vincitore of the same age. You can only walk around the structure as there is a short fence to prevent entry or contact. Worth 10 minutes to appreciate the age and craftsmanship.

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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

One of two ancient temples (150bc) in the Boarium, the other being the Temple of Hercules. It is visible to the River Tiber, and was once an observation point for monitoring livestock coming up from the river barges.

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

As you walk down the hill on your way to see Bocca della Verita (Mouth of Truth), you will encounter this beautiful temple followed by the Temple of Hercules in the Foro Boario (Cattle Forum) which is kattycorner to the church portico where you will find a long line of people awaiting their turn to take a quick photo with... More 

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