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Typology: Monuments


Address: Piazza Augusto Imperatore
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
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ingresso in piazza Augusto Imperatore, di fronte al civico 30


Opening times

1st October - 14th October from Monday to Sunday 9.00-18.30 (last admission 17.30);
15 October - 30 October from Monday to Sunday 9.00-18.15 (last admission 5.15pm);
31 October - 26 March from Monday to Sunday 9.00-16.00 (last admission 15.00) - 24 and 31 December last visit at noone
27 March - 21 April from Monday to Sunday 9.00-17.00 (last admission 16.00);
22 April - 30 September from Monday to Sunday 9.00-19.00 (last admission 18.00) - closed on 1 May

Time: approx. 50 minutes, admission is limited to a maximum of 10 people per hour.


22 April - 31 December 2021: free admission for residents in the city of Rome and the metropolitan area
Non-residents visitors:
Full ticket € 4,00
Reduced ticket € 3,00 
€ 1,00 presale

Reservation for groups: please call +39 060608
Single tickets online www.mausoleodiaugusto.it
(max 5 tickets)

The visit includes several flights of stairs. People with reduced mobility can therefore visit the central area of the monument. The area is equipped with didactic and illustrative panels to help visitors find their way around.
For groups and associations: please note that anyone who fails to turn up for the visit without cancelling their booking will not be able to use the next visit they have booked.


Modalità di partecipazione: Booking required

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Emperor Augustus, after visiting the tomb of Alexander the Great in Alexandria, decided to build a magnificent tomb for himself and for his family in Campus Martius. The works started in 30 B.C. upon his return to Rome after the war against Anthony and Cleopatra that brought to the conquest of Egypt. The Mausoleum of Augustus is the largest circular-shaped tomb ever known with its diameter of about 87 meters. It consisted of an external pedestal, now completely lost, and of an internal cylindrical body from the center of which rose another cylindrical pillar bearing the bronze statue of Augustus on the top. Two obelisks were placed at the entrance of the mausoleum. Today they are situated in Piazza del Quirinale and in Piazza dell’Esquilino. The entrance to the mausoleum consists of a short staircase lined with two pillars that held bronze engraved tables reproducing Augustus’ autobiography. A circular-shaped cell with three rectangular niches is placed at the end of a long corridor, where the tombs of the imperial family were situated, and in the center a large cylindrical pillar contained a small square chamber: probably Augustus’ tomb. After being abandoned and despoiled during the Middle Ages, the mausoleum suffered several transformations. It was used by the Colonna family as a fortress (twelfth century), as a garden and as an amphitheater in the eighteenth century and lastly as a theatre and concert hall in the early twentieth century. In the years 1936-1938 the mausoleum was restored back to its original appearance in occasion of the demolition of the surrounding city quarter and the realization of Piazza Augusto Imperatore.
Last checked: 2021-10-04 8:02