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Casa di Augustus (House of Augustus)

Updated 03/19/2014

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First discovered in the 1970s and only opened in 2006, this was the residence of the great Emperor Augustus (27 BC–14 AD)—before he became great (archaeologists have recently found two courtyards rather than one, though, in the style of Rome's ancient Greek kings, suggesting Augustus maintained this house after his ascension to prominence). The house here dates to the time when Augustus was known merely as Octavian, before the death of, and Octavian's adoption by,

his great uncle Julius Caesar. Four rooms have exquisite examples of Roman wall decorative frescoes (so precious that only five people at a time are admitted). Startlingly vivid and detailed are the depictions of a narrow stage with side doors and some striking comic theater masks.

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Sight Information

Address:

Northwest crest of Palatino, Rome, 00184, Italy

Phone:

06-39967700

Sight Details:

  • Apr.–Oct., Mon., Wed., Thurs., and weekends 8:30–1:30; Nov.–mid-Feb., Mon., Wed., and weekends 11–4; mid-Feb.–mid-Mar., Mon., Wed., and weekends 11–4.30; last 2 wks in Mar., Mon., Wed., and weekends 11–5

Updated 03/19/2014

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