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Basilica Ulpia

Rome’s Basilica Ulpia was created around 112 AD, and is one of the most imitated buildings in Western culture. Unlike most basilicas, this one was not created to honour God, but to honour Emperor Trajan. Its main purpose was to house administrative and government officials whilst they worked. The ornate colonnades and gilded accents make it easy to understand why other cities attempt to copy the style of the Basilica Ulpia. The roof was once covered in copper and the walls made of marble, but the intervening centuries have since worn down the basilica, leaving only a few colonnades.

  • Before visiting, search online for maps and images of the original Basilica Ulpia in Rome, and when you visit, you can try to figure out where each of the original pieces went.
  • Stop by the amazingly well preserved and stunning Trajan’s Column, which celebrated Trajan’s conquest of the Dacians.
  • For an unconventional travel experience, order some takeout, sit in the area overlooking the basilica, and enjoy watching Rome’s most infamous colony of feral cats.

The Basilica Ulpia is located along the Via dei Fori imperiali, and is on the way to the Coliseum. If you are in central Rome, the best way to get to Basilica Ulpia is to walk. It takes about 2 minutes to walk from Central Station, and only 10 minutes from the Coliseum. Along the way, you will be able to see many other fascinating historical sites, such as the Piazza Venetia and Arch of Constantine. When walking, be wary of pickpockets. Visitors can also take buses 60, 75, 85, 87,117, 175, 810 and 850 to reach the basilica.

Hotels near Basilica Ulpia

621 hotels near Basilica Ulpia

1 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 5 reviews

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Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, this property is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose can make use of... More

2 Genova Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

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A first class contemporary hotel, Genova offers the finest services in a modern and comfortable environment. GeneralThe lobby is an ideal place for guests to relax or meet friends and business... More

3 Lunetta Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.8 / 5

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Built from the remains of the beautiful Theatre of Pompeius, Hotel Lunetta Rome fuses modern conveniences and authentic Roman design with preserved ancient theatre walls within the premises. This... More

4 Tiziano Hotel Rome

4 stars
5.0 / 5

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The wonderfully positioned 4-star Tiziano Hotel is set between the nearby attractions of Largo Argentina and Piazza Navona, in the heart of the historic centre of Rome.The hotel is close to the... More

5 Starhotels Metropole Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

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Featuring an elegant decor and warm hospitality, Starhotel Metropole Hotel Rome welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation. GeneralThis property 8 well-equipped meeting rooms that can accommodate... More

6 Borromeo Hotel Rome

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Set right in the heart of Rome, Borromeo Hotel Rome provides a comfortable and elegant stay and a great place to experience the best of Roman life with its culture, art and shopping. Guests can... More

7 Una Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

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UNA Hotel Rome presents warm hospitality and modern lodging for travellers on business or leisure stay. The hotel provides convenient transit options to the city attractions. This property is... More

8 iQ Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

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iQ Hotel Rome is situated in the heart of the historic city of Rome and offers quality accommodation with excellent services. Its central location is well-suited for leisure or business travellers.... More

9 Villa San Pio Hotel Rome

3 stars
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Setting the stage for unsurpassed luxury and unforgettable excitement, the Villa San Pio Hotel Rome is the perfect place for an enjoyable vacation. GeneralThe welcoming staff and concierge are... More

10 Ludovisi Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

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Ludovisi Palace Hotel Rome with its convenient location and fine service creates an ideal accommodation choice to the visitors of Rome. It is also surrounded by many shops, galleries, churches as... More