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Temple of Hadrian

V2 La Borsa, Piazza di Pietra @ 117, 119, 492 and routes along Via del Corso or stopping at Piazza San Silvestro # for exhibitions

This temple honours the emperor Hadrian as a god and was dedicated by his son and successor, Antoninus Pius in AD 145. The remains of the temple are visible on the southern side of Piazza di Pietra, incorporated in a 17th-century building. This was originally a papal customs house, completed by Carlo Fontana and his son in the 1690s. Today the building houses the Roman stock exchange (La Borsa).

Eleven marble Corinthian columns 15 m (49 ft) high stand on a base of peperino, a volcanic rock quarried from the Alban ...

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