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Famous for the Temple of Hadrian (built in 145 AD), this small square not far from the Via del Corso is one of the city’s most iconic tourist landmarks. One wall of the cella survives, together with eleven of the 15-metre-high Corinthian columns from the external colonnade. The piazza owes its name to its gloomy appearance during the Middle Ages, when members of the noble Colonna family turned the Temple into a fortress.

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Rome Tribunal Registration no. 56 del 23.03.17

Director Stefano Zerbi - Editing: Valeria De Mitri Pugno