Ancient History at Piazza Bocca della Verità in Rome, Italy

Piazza Bocca della Verità is located on the east bank of the Tiber adjacent to Tiber Island. This site is historically significant in three ways. The first gladiatorial event occurred here in 264 BC. The Forum Boarium was a cattle market. And it was Rome’s first port called Portus Tiberinus. This is Temple of Portunus, also called Temple of Fortuna Virilis. It originated in the 3rd century BC and was reconstructed in 80 BC. The Temple is dedicated to Portunus, the Roman god of livestock and ports.


Piazza Bocca della Verità, 00186 Roma RM, Italy


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