Temple of Hercules

  • Temple of Hercules

Energitismo Insight

The temple of Hercules dominates the city and was built around 80 BC on the orders of two local judges, whose names are engraved on the lintel of the door. The temple owes its state of preservation to the transformation of St. Peter's Church, which was destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, and of which you can still see the bell tower. The building has four columns on the front, and draws heavily on the Italica tradition, arising from the Etruscans. In the centuries it has attracted a large number of scholars such as Gian Battista Piranesi who dedicated a series of engravings of which is the oldest form has been redone.

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