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Casa delle Vestali

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Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Foro Romano | v. dei Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy
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The House of the Virgin of Vesta, also known as the House of Vestals, is the residence of the Virgin of the Vesta, located on the east side of the Roman Forum. From the Colosseum, walk west along the holy road and pass the Arch of Titus. When approaching the Roman Forum, you can see a ruin on the hillside on the left side of the road. This is the Temple of the Virgin of Vesta. It is a three-story, fifty-room building. Most of the building collapsed, only a vague outline can be seen. The building was destroyed by a fire in Rome in AD 64. Afterwards it was rebuilt several times during the imperial period. In the late 4th century AD, Theodosius I forcibly introduced Christianity, and the House of the Virgin of the Vesta was dissolved and converted into a residence. Abandoned from the 11th to the 12th century.

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