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  • Roma
    Augustus' house

Augustus' house. Domus Augustea

Archaeological sites


The site will be closed in compliance with the DPCM 15th January 2021. 

The house of the emperor Augustus,  on the Palatine Hill, is not only a place with a lot of history, but also one of the most refined and elegant examples of Roman pictorial decoration in a private setting. The spaces that today can be visited are accessed by  a ramp with a barrel vault entirely faced, both on the ceiling and walls, with frescoes;  the two small rooms on either side  were probably  used to host visitors  whereas the final room, on the highest level, was for the emperor's private and exclusive use. . The expressive style of the décor dates the rooms to the mid  "second style",  between the late first century b.C. and the early first century A.D.:  the official halls, where guests were hosted, are clearly more austere, whereas Augustus' private study presents fantasy and airy motifs, highlighted by the well-preserved brightness and colour.

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Augustus' house

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How to reach the site

Bus: n. 60– 75 – 84 – 85 – 87 – 117 – 175 – 186 – 271 – 571 – 810 – 850
Metro: Line B Colosseo station

Meeting point: Arco di Tito

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
  • The site will be closed in compliance with the DPCM 15th January 2021. 

Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

+39 06 399 67 700

Augustus' house
Domus Augustea



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Didactic tours

  • Tours suspended from 1st June 2020

  • There are no guided tours

  • There are no guided tours


Augustus' house
Domus Augustea





11.30 - 17.30

from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 to 14.00 on request