The Forum Romanum is one of the highlights of Rome. At first glance it seems no more than a pile of stones, arches, pillars and sculptures, but appearances are deceiving: this was the heart of Rome in its glory days.
The largest religious building in ancient Rome is the beautiful white marble temple of Venus and Roma. The temple was designed by Emperor Adrian himself and was dedicated to Venus (Goddess of Love) and Roma (Goddess of Eternal Rome). The structure housed 2 shrines with sculptures of the goddesses. After a 20-year-long restoration process, the temple was reopened to the public in 2010.