Find out now how to travel to the Pantheon and go on a tour with MBS 87 and set foot here. Italy is famous for its attractive tourist destinations and interesting culture and human life. It has great heritage architecture that has remained for many years to this day. Known as one of the most prominent temples in the Roman empire, the Pantheon is also a place that we cannot miss when coming to this country.
Some information you should know about Pantheon
The early history of the Pantheon can be traced back to the Roman Republic in 27 BC, built by Octavius's deputy, Agrippa, to commemorate Octavian's defeat of Anthony and Cleopatra. However, mysteries still lie in the special architectural design of this temple in the center of Rome, built and completed by Emperor Hadrian around 128 BC.
However, this original temple was destroyed by fire in 80 AD. It was not until 125 AD that the Roman emperor Hadrian, who loved architecture, ordered a rebuild and engraved the letters "M • AGRIPPA • L • F on the mountain flower of the new temple. • The words COS COS • TERTIUM • FECIT means the son of Lucius and the third governor, Marcus Agriba, to build this temple. This passage misleads people into thinking that the colonnade was left over from Agripa's time. It wasn't until the year 1892, that it was found that all the colonnade markings were dated around 125 AD, only to confirm that the entire building was built during Hadrian's period... Some experts who studied Research have just come up with a quite attractive hypothesis that the temple was once considered a giant sundial, with the sun's rays passing through the hole (called the oculus - the eye of the temple) in the roof. The hemispherical arch above illuminated the entrance door at the exact moment Emperor Hadrian entered the temple to celebrate the equinox.
During the Renaissance, the building became the object of study by Italian architects; the actual destruction of the Pantheon was in the mid-16th century when the Holy See was preparing to rebuild St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Urban VIII on the ceiling of the porch. Gilded bronze panels were removed and melted down to construct the canopy over the main altar of St. Peter's Basilica and the 80 cannons of the Basilica of Sant'Angelo.
Tips to travel to Rome
Every year it attracts millions of tourists, and every day many tourists come to visit the temple. The Pantheon is open every day of the week to welcome tourists to visit. Opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are completely free for visitors.
In addition, you can also visit many other tourist attractions in Rome, wander down small alleys, watch boats floating gently on the river, and eat delicious ice cream from Rome. Italy, and enjoy wonderful melodious music. These will be extremely interesting memories and bring you great emotions.
Visit the Pantheon:
As one of Rome's most important tourist attractions, the Pantheon is often included in city tours. On the Ancient Rome Half-Day Walking Tour, it is combined with the Roman Forum, Colosseum, Capitoline Hill, and Trevi Fountain in a three-hour tour. You can join us in the morning or afternoon to learn more about these historic landmarks from an expert guide.
Visit the Pantheon on your own:
This is one of the top tourist attractions in the city, so it can get crowded in the summer. For a chance to see it without the crowds, plan to go early in the morning (opens at 8:30 a.m.) or late. It stays open until 7:30 p.m. and until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free.
Taking photos of the Pantheon:
The best light is around noon when the sun shines through the oculus. The most impressive views of the Pantheon are taken directly below the oculus, pointing straight up. Don't try this on a rainy day!
For your safety:
On rainy days, be careful of the floor, which can be slippery when wet.
Location of the Patheon Temple
Piazza della Rotonda. Between Fontana de Trevi and Piazza Navona.
When can you visit?
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Ticket price to visit the Pantheon
Entrance is free
How to get to Pantheon
This is easy once you have contacted MBS87. We are a travel company specializing in providing private tours in Europe, we also have bus rental service in Europe with many different types of buses, such as standard bus, coach, minibus, limousine, etc. Suitable for your vacation travel needs. We have a fleet system across Europe ensuring you get the best convenience with the best customer service.
If you want to visit Patheon, please tell us, and we will immediately pick you up on a minibus hire Rome or bus hire Italy, and take you right to this location, with you to enjoy every interesting thing here. So what are you waiting for, contact us now.
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