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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 in Basilica Ulpia

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From US$72

1 Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.1 / 5 7 reviews

Via Carlo Alberto 3 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Assuring high standards of comfort and friendly atmosphere, Mecenate Palace Hotel Rome is an ideal place for business as well as leisure travellers. GeneralGuests travelling on business purpose... More

Small room
Hotel is ok, but room and bed were really too small.
13 Oct 2015
From US$35

2 Delle Regioni Hotel Rome

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

Via Del Tritone 94 Map

Being one of the closest hotels to the Rome's well known landmark, Trevi Fountain, Delle Regioni Hotel Rome offers quality services and convenient accommodation to its visitors. The tourist... More

Beautiful weekend in Rome
Quite a simple hotel with very small (but clean) rooms. Excellent location (just a few steps from the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish steps and the Barberini metro station) and great value for money....
20 Nov 2015
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3 Contilia Hotel Rome

3 stars
2.3 / 5 3 reviews

Via Principe Amedeo, 81 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Featuring a seamless blend of comfort and modern technology, this attractive property welcomes you to an unforgettable stay at Rome. GeneralThe hotel also offers well-appointed meeting rooms that... More

Bad service
The service was not good and the rooms was not nice, but very old and not up to date - the toilets was disgusting.
7 Sep 2015
From US$83

4 iQ Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

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Free WIFI & Free Access to Gym & Sauna

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

Roma Roma - great location, great price, great amenities
Being the 2nd time in Roma and travelling with others, I had to do some research in terms of location, practicality, facilities. As always, there are mixed reviews on all hotels in Europe. I would...
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5 Artemide Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.6 / 5 7 reviews

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Free Minibar, WIFI & Access to Gym

A restoring haven, Artemide Hotel is a place where the charm of the past blends with minimal style, giving life to a location with a unique ambiance and comforts. GeneralArtemide Hotel is... More

Lived Up To Excellent Reviews!
We booked this hotel for our first trip to Rome based 100 on customer reviews. We are a family of extensive travellers with high expectations and the Artemide did not fail to impress! The fantastic...
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6 Berg Luxury Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5

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Free WIFI is available in all areas

Located just a few blocks away to Villa Borghese Gardens, Berg Luxury Hotel Rome provides opulent accommodations suitable for vacationers and tourists visiting the beautiful city of Rome. Centrally... More

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7 Rome Times Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

Via Milano 42, Map

Free WIFI available in all areas

Discerning travellers visiting Rome find ideal base at the elegant accommodations and city centre location of Rome Times Hotel Rome. This lavish hotel in the Italy capital is close to famous... More

Satisfying experience
Nice stylish hotel with very good location. Tasty breakfast. I would easily come back again.
26 Mar 2015
From US$73

8 Rinascimento Hotel Rome

4 stars
4.3 / 5

Via del Pellegrino, 122 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Magnificently located in the historical renaissance downtown of the city, the Rinascimento Hotel Rome offers comfortable accommodation and excellent services welcoming all types of holidaymakers... More

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9 Cosmopolita Hotel Rome

4 stars
3.9 / 5 10 reviews

Via Di S. Eufemia, 4 Map

Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas

Cosmopolita Hotel Rome offers luxurious accommodation and a wide range of modern services for a pleasant stay either for leisure or for a business trip. Rome's most famous fountain, Trevi Fountain... More

Great place to stay
It's location is ideal, right next to wedding cake (Victorio monument to the kings). It is an easy landmark to find your way home, and has taxi station to get anywhere, although we walked pretty...
13 Aug 2015
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10 Hotel San Anselmo Rome

4 stars
4.5 / 5

Piazza San Anselmo 2 Map

Free WIFI is available in all areas

Sophisticated and elegant, San Anselmo Hotel Rome makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting heritage-rich Rome. This hotel offers convenient distance to famous cultural attractions like the... More

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