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House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali)
House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali)

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Reopened to the public in 2011 after over 20 years of restoration work, the House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) is among the most fascinating of Rome’s ancient ruins. Dating back to the 6th century BC, the 50-room complex stood next to the Temple of Vesta, and was home to the six high priestesses of the Cult of Vesta. The priestesses, virgins chosen from noble Roman families, were tasked with keeping the sacred flame - revered as a symbol of Rome’s eternal life - of the Temple of Vesta alight and each served up to 30 years.

Today, the sparse ruins merely hint at the once-lavish residence and mostly date back to 64AD, when it was rebuilt after a fire. Visitors can follow the ancient Via Nova from Palatine Hill to the Temple of Vesta, and view the remains of the large atrium, two-story portico and a series of statues the Vestales.

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Open daily 8:30am-1hr before sunset
Piazza Santa Maria Nova 53 and Largo della Salara Vecchia 5/6, Rome, Italy, 00186
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What are House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) hours of operation?
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House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) hours of operation: Open daily 8:30am-1hr before sunset. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) costs USD 80.30. Guided House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) tours start around USD 80.30 per person. See all 2 House of the Vestal Virgins (Casa delle Vestali) tickets and tours on Viator.
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