Fronted by eleven Corinthian stone columns, each looming 15 meters high, the ancient façade of Hadrian's Temple serves as the dramatic focal point of Rome’s Piazza di Pietra. Originally built by Emperor Antoninus Pius, Hadrian’s adopted son, the temple dates back to 145 AD and once overlooked the Campus Martius (Field of Mars).
Today, all that’s left of the once-grand temple is the remainder of its thirty-eight columns, which now form part of the Rome Borsa (stock exchange) building, the masterwork of Italian architect Carlo Fontana in the late 17th century. The eleven ancient columns were integrated into the building’s north wall, where they remain a striking reminder of Rome’s glorious legacy.
Hadrian's Temple is located on Piazza di Pietra in central Rome.