The Curia Julia in the Roman Forum was the senate house in Ancient Rome, built under Julius Caesar and later restored by Diocletian after being damaged by fire.
It stood at the very heart of the ancient city, both physically and politically and would have borne witness to some of the most famous of Rome's events and figures.
Unusually for an Ancient Roman building, the Curia Julia stands intact, this being due to its conversion into the church of Saint Adriano in 623 AD by Pope Honorius I.
The Curia Julia is located in the Roman Forum, which is off the Via dei Fori Imperiali. The nearest metro station is Colosseo on line B.
The Roman Forum is open 9am-7pm. Entry costs €11. This is a combined ticket including entry to the Palatine and Colloseum.
Foro Romano, Rome, Italy
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