8.30 - 19.00 until 30th September
8.30 - 18.30 from 1st October to 5th October
8.30 – 16.30 from 6th October 2014 to 15th February 2015
Last entrance one hour before
House of Augusto and House of Livia can be visited through accompanied tour (max 20 each group)
Each tour starts at Arco di Tito, every 15min. Booking required.
Cost: € 3,00
PLEASE NOTE: the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill are located in the same archaeological area and count as one admission, therefore if you use the ticket or Roma Pass to get in once, it cannot be used again for the same site/area
Roma Archeologia Card: Adults: € 23,00 Concessions: € 13,00 - valid for 7 days, it allows entance to Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Cripta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano, Colosseo, Foro Romano e Palatino, Terme di Caracalla, Villa dei Quintili, Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella;
Telephone: +39 06 39967700 (Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm; Saturday: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm)
Augustus’ house on the Palatine is one of the most refined and elegant examples of pictorial decoration in a private setting.
The rooms which today can be visited are made up of a ramp covered by a barrel vault, entirely covered, both on the ceiling and walls, with frescoes; two small rooms which would have been used to host visitors and finally another room used for private purposes.
The expressive form of the décor dates the rooms to the midst of the “second style”, according to a dating that places the decoration at between the first century B.C. and the first century A.D. : the perception of a consciously sought-after archaic character is notable in the official halls, as are the more aerial and fantastic thematic and colour connotations in Augustus’ so called “little office”.