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It is not a suprised thing if Rome has many temples. Rome is famous for its temple that situated in the place which is visible to see. Dedicated to Optimus Maximum Jupiter, this temple is also known as the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Temple of Jupiter is an important temple in Rome which is built on the top of Capitoline hill. The building was destroyed and for several times in the Republican and Imperial periods. The building was begun by Tarquinius Priscus and completed by the last king of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus. When entering the area of Temple of Jupiter, you have been stood in the Area Capitoline. Walking around area to see various kinds of minor gods. After getting around the sorrounding area, take time to visit the underground chamber, Faviassae, inside the building.

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Temple of Jupiter Tours

Temple of Jupiter Tours

1. The Temple

1. The Temple

This temple is not only dedicated to Optimus Maximus Jupiter, but also for Juno and Minerva. These three gods are known as Capitolone triad. The statue of Jupiter stands inside the shrine. According to Macrobius, the statue that was made of gold, and showed the god as a beardless, young man, with its right hand raised and holding a whip, like a charioteer, while the left hand held a lightning bolt, and ears of grain was brought from Egypt. After it was destroyes and rebuilt for several times, the last material to built thsi temple is marble in However, there is a sacred place inside the building which only can be accessed by the priest.

2. Area Capitolina

2. Area Capitolina

Walking around the Area Capitolina which is the area in the southern side of Capitolina that sorrounded the Temple of Jupiter might be the best thing to do. This area features an irregular defend wall following the hillside contours. The large square in front of Temple of Jupiter that displays a number of temples dedicated to minor gods, other religious buildings, statues and trophies is also included in Area Capitolina.

3.  Favissae

3. Favissae

This underground chamber at Temple of Jupiter is used to keep the building's broken things, old votive offerings and the dedication obect that cannot be displayed again. The area of this chamber is filled by shrines, altars, statues and trophies. Moreover, you can see some kinds of tribal that met in this chamber. In the late of old era, Faviassae was used as the market of luxurious things such as diamond, silk and the expensive fabrics. It was continued in the middle century.

temple of jupiter pompeii Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Temple of Jupiter tickets are included in Pompeii tickets. Once you buy Pompeii tickets, you can visit and see more than oe attractions there. Tickets can bu purchased online and offline in the ticketing windows at Porta Marina Gate. Pompeii online tickets are also known as the 'Skip the line' because you do not have to waiting in line, online tickets will save your time. However, 'Skip the line' tickets cannot be accessed if you are visiting Piazza Anfiteatro.

How To Get Around?

You can take a stroll to get around the sorrounding area of Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii. The other attraction such as Forum and Terme del Foro are close to this temple.

What Should I Wear?

Since there is no dress code in Temple of Jupiter, you can wear clothes depend on the weather in Pompeii. However, Pompeii is always sunny, do not forget to bring your sunblock and maybe a hat.

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Best Time to Visit

You can visit Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii all year round. The weather in Pompeii is usually sunny, do not forget to bring your bottle of water. The off season is November to March, this might be the best time to visit Pompeii because the crowded will disappear.



Will I Need a Guide?

No, everything is easy and can be found in this site. Temple of Jupiter is near to Rome, transportation is easy and you can explore this place on your own. Moreover, the guided tour will consists of 30 persons even they offer it with cheaper prices, you will miss the important information then. You can pick up some free pamphlets at the ticket windows to help you explore Pompeii on your own.

How To Get There?

Getting into Temple of Jupiter in Pompeii is easy. It can be accessed by car, taxi and train. From Rome, you can take a Flixbus or take a train to Naples Central station and then the Circumvesuviana to Pompei Scavi. If you are looking for public transportation with friendly budget, take a train. By taking the train from Rome, you can save time as well as money for a tour to Pompeii.

Additional Info

You have to be aware of the scammers outside the entrance if you are going t buy tickets at Porta Marina Gate. Ignore them and walk right in, to book your tickets for Pompeii.

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