About The House of Augustus
The House of Augustus, located on the eminent Palatine Hill, was the modest home of Ancient Rome’s first emperor, Augustus.
The grandnephew and heir of Julius Caesar, Augustus lived in this house for many years. The House of Augustus should not be confused with Domus Augustana, which was the later palace of the emperors of Rome.
Whilst considered to be relatively small, especially when compared to the Imperial Palace built at a later date, the House of Augustus does contain a vivid collection of frescos.
Open to the public since 2008, the House of Augustus has been carefully restored and offers a fascinating insight into the life of one of ancient Rome’s most prominent figures.
The Palatine Hill is known as the birthplace of Rome. It houses some of the city’s most impressive ancient sites.
The Flavian Palace, built by the Emperor Domitian on the Palatine Hill, was the place where several Roman emperors held their official functions.
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