House of Augustus

House of Augustus, Rome

House of Augustus
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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The area
Neighbourhood: Campitelli
How to get there
  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 7 min walk
  • Colosseo • 7 min walk
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy24,874 contributions
Domus Augusti
Nov 2019 • Solo
The major site upon the Palatine hill and the primary residence of Augustus , the first Emperor of Rome.
Written 27 November 2019
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serhanozel
Alanya, Turkey1,079 contributions
big and great
Jun 2019
another place you will be impressed too much. I think some of the parts was not cleared or missed. visit do not hasitate.
Written 27 September 2019
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Steve R
Minneapolis, United States29 contributions
Imagine Augustus Sitting in his Study, Planning the Future of the Roman Empire
Jul 2019
On the SUPER pass I was able to visit the Domus Augustus which was truly amazing. For me the best part was on the second floor seeing the relatively small chamber that served as Augustus' private study. I imagined him sitting in there planning the future of the Roman Empire. The frescoes have held up surprisingly well for over 2000 years.
Written 9 September 2019
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,391 contributions
Historical
Jun 2019 • Family
This is a very historical site, as it was the house of the Emperor Augustus. IT's very photogenic and worth a visit!
Written 4 July 2019
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Gooner10-8
Dublin, Ireland1,923 contributions
A "Must See" as You tour the Palatine Hill and try to understand the History of Rome...
May 2019 • Couples
Augustus was the first to be legitimately regarded as a "Roman Emperor", rising from a rather unpromising background, "getting lucky" from being the adopted heir of Julius Caesar, out-manoeuvring his fellow "Triumvirate" members, and going-on to prove to be one of the most successful Roman Emperors.

We had visited this semi-restored House on the Palatine Hill before, and we came back again this year, because Augustus fascinated and impressed us, because his House is undoubtedly interesting, and its presentation to-day is extremely well-done, with imaginative and informative audiovisual and laser displays.

You can read a lot more of the relevant History + our views on this site, in our Review of June, 2018, where our conclusion was then, and remains now : "we highly recommend"!
Written 16 June 2019
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA432 contributions
Ancient Ruins
May 2019 • Solo
Redoing this review, I realize that a lot of these sites are always going to be for archeological excavation and tourism. I’m not quite sure how I got a photo of this ruin, but I can make out some arches in my photo. It almost looks like this ruin has a “Flintstones cartoon “ look to it. More seriously, I think a lot of credit should be given to Caesar Augustus and I hope something worthwhile is found from continued excavation.
Written 14 June 2019
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Tom J
London, UK1,365 contributions
Closed on a Monday
Apr 2019 • Couples
Saw the house of Augustus from the outside but were unable to go in as it was closed. This wasn't a huge problem for us but if you have planned to go in here check all opening times before queuing and entering. This is included with the Roman Forum and Paletine Hill which you do have to pay for.
Written 8 May 2019
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seenewplaces2015
Lowestoft, UK199 contributions
A new dimension to a place I have visited before
Apr 2019 • Family
They have introduced a Super ticket which can be added to regular Colosseum tickets. This is well worth it as it allows people access to inside the buildings on the Palatine Hill. Be careful with opening times but it is well worth the effort.
Written 23 April 2019
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Natalie050
Leicester, UK150 contributions
Not to be missed
Apr 2019
The tours of these sights are pre-recorded with lights and narrations to highlight features. These are really useful, with the darkness inside and lighting to highlight the section being discussed, it makes what can feel like information overload more manageable.

As such you do not need an actual guide, and I would say it is not worth paying the ‘skip the line’ prices. Super tickets cost 6€ per person in addition to the standard 12€ palatine hill + forum price and are available from the gates to the palatine. Or alternatively you can go in with a normal palatine+forum ticket and ‘upgrade’ at the palatine museum.

The shows are every 30 min with the last show at 2pm. Excellent and well worth it when done with the other super sites.
Written 20 April 2019
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Temper43
Panama City, Panama1,172 contributions
Hard to get tickets but worth the visit!!!!!
Dec 2018 • Couples
three weeks before the day you want to visit you can enter the website to buy the tickets, for the site, the ticket is part of the ticket of access to the Coliseum and the Forum, the site was opened not so long ago, it is open 4 days a week, so you have to plan your visits accordingly, and yes, it is worth, because you will walk past the Farnesian gardens, a hill over the rest of the Forum, ,but also an area that covered the Tiberian period, and then you will arrive to one of the oldest settlements of Rome, next to it, the House of Augustus, the place has been arranged so you have explanations, and also the use of computer images on the floors and walls allow you to understand the magnificence of the Place....do not miss it.
Written 7 January 2019
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