The Temple of Hercules and the Temple of Portunus
Round in shape with twenty Corinthian columns, also mistakenly known by the name of the Temple of Vesta, the Temple of Hercules was erected in honor of the patron saint of merchants carrying on business near the Forum Boarium. Built around the second century BC and restored during the period of Tiberius, is the oldest well-preserved monument of marble arrived in Rome to this day. Inside the building there is a fresco of the fifteenth century, depicting the Madonna and Child with Saints. The Temple of Hercules, a truly magnificent example of Roman architecture, deserves to be endorsed by those who love history, art and culture.
Located not far from the Temple of Hercules, there is the Temple of Portunus. Both places in the Piazza della Bocca della Verita, the temples are a must for anyone who goes to visit the Eternal City. Once known as the Temple of Fortuna Virile, the Temple of Portunus was identified in the twenties as the temple dedicated to the deity of the port (Portunus, in fact, the Roman god of ports and ports). Even the temple of Portunus is one of the best preserved structures of the glorious ancient Rome. Two steps must for travelers to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world.