The Atrium Vestae or 'House of the Vestal Virgins' in the Roman Forum was a fifty-room palace in Ancient Rome. Originally part of the Temple of Vesta, the Atrium Vestae served as the home of the priestesses of the g-dess of the hearth, Vesta. These holy women were known as the Vestal Virgins.
Little remains of Atrium Vestae, except for a series of statues displayed in a well-tended courtyard together with the walls of some of its rooms.
The Atrium Vestae is located in the Roman Forum, which is off the Via dei Fori Imperiali. Nearest metro station is Colosseo (line B).
The Roman Forum is open 9am-7pm. Entry costs €11. This is a combined ticket including entry to the Palatine and Colloseum.
Atrium Vestae, Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Contact local tourist office
Just as empires rise and fall so do entry fees and opening hours! While we work as hard as we can to ensure the information provided here about Atrium Vestae is as accurate as possible, the changing nature of certain elements mean we can't absolutely guarantee that these details won't become a thing of the past. If you know of any information on this page that needs updating you can add a comment above or e-mail us.