Temple of Caesar Tours

Temple of Caesar
Located in the Roman Forum near the Regia and Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Caesar was built in 42 B.C. after the senate officially deified the murdered Roman leader. On the east side of the forum, the temple, also known as the Temple of Divus Lulius, stands where Caesar was once cremated.
 
Interestingly, the temple is the only one of the Roman Era to be entirely devoted to a comet. It is said that a few years after Caesar’s death a comet appeared over Rome for seven days and the Roman priests believed it to be a soul of the idolized Caesar, perhaps even a sign of the endorsement of the ascension of Augustus.

The Temple of Caesar was built in the Italian architectural style and was constructed largely from marble. It managed to remain fairly well-maintained until the 1400s, when large sections of the temple were taken to be used in the construction of other buildings in the city. Today, only a relatively small bit of the original material remains. In its prime, the structure measured nearly 98 feet long and 85 feet wide. It is believed that the building was as tall as 40 feet when it was still fully intact.

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Visitors can’t enter the temple but instead simply view the ruins. There is no fee to visit the temple area. That being said, the other attractions of the Roman Forum abide by the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you plan on visiting the Temple of Caesar and the other attractions in the Roman Forum, it's best to come early in the morning and in the middle of the week to avoid the crowds.
Address: Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
Admission: €12 for 2 days (Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill)
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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Skip the entrance line at the Colosseum so you won’t waste any time getting inside to marvel at this Roman icon. On this walking tour of Ancient Rome, you’ll explore the amphitheater’s first and second levels with a guide, who entertains you with tales of gruesome gladiator battles. Then visit the Roman Forum to see its ancient ruins like the Temple of Julius Caesar. This tour is limited to 25 people. If you want to enhance your experience, upgrade to a tour of the Colosseum’s restricted underground chambers, arena and upper tier.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour

See ancient Roman ruins and more on this 3-hour morning or afternoon walking tour. You’ll visit key sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum as you learn about the notorious gladiator competitions of old. Plus, stop for photo ops at the Trevi Fountain among other landmarks. If you want a more personalized experience, upgrade to a small-group tour for 12 people.
  • Duration: 3 to 3.30 hrs
  • Duration: 3 to 3.30 hrs
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Skip the Line: Family-Friendly Colosseum and Ancient Rome Tour

Not sure if the Colosseum is for kids? They’ll love it on this skip-the-line tour specially designed for children from 7 to 12 years old. With a child-specialist guide, you’ll explore the sites of Ancient Rome with your kids in an interactive way that includes visual aids, role playing and games. Plus, avoid the Colosseum’s main entrance line with fast-track admission. You’ll also visit the Roman Forum and see ancient landmarks like Trajan’s Column. This walking tour is limited to 25 people.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Rome in a Day Tour Including the Colosseum

Explore Rome with your own private guide on a day-long tour of the capital. Starting with visits to Castel Sant’Angelo and the city’s centro storico, the tour includes sights of all the key landmarks such as the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Hear the history behind the monuments as you explore, then take a break for lunch. In the afternoon, you'll meet back up with your guide for a visit to Ancient Rome, checking out the Colosseum on a skip-the-line-tour and strolling amid the ruins of Palatine Hill. Bookings are available for groups of two to seven people.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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