House of Augustus
House of Augustus
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  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 8 min walk
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Richard H
Leeds, UK326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We visited this site on the Palatine Hill as part of Forum Super Pass.

You have to be at the entrance to the house 5-10 minutes before the show in the relevant language. You watch a video presentation before being guided round the house. Augustus' study is right at the top of the structure.

There are some well preserved frescoes throughout.

Well worth a visit to see where Augustus 'might' have lived!
Written 20 March 2023
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Shana K
Clemmons, NC107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I’d give five stars but the presentation is very creepy. First you have to wait in a certain area outside. They yell at you if you stand or wait a few steps away, doesn’t matter if bugs are biting in the shade. They were really bad! There’s really only a limited seating area. When you walk in a curtain lowers and audio starts. This is a walking tour of sorts. It’s very dark except for dimly lit areas. You have to follow the audio as it only has certain areas lit and it forces you to move quickly. There’s no looking at your pace and if you’re in a larger group and cannot see, that’s too bad for you. The lights only illuminated what you are supposed to see at that moment during the audio presentation. And the guards, I mean guides…have no knowledge, like when was this constructed, when was it excavated, etc. They were extremely rude. There is a lot to see, and the restored walls are amazing, but I give only a “3” rating because of the entire experience. I see that there may be ways to get in with a tour guide, that might be a better option. We just had the day pass for Forum, Palatine, and coliseum. I was there Sunday, Oct 23, 2022 in the afternoon. *side note about the day pass. We purchased ours online, but the QR code didn’t list that this was included in our pass. I showed them at the gate up by the entrance, and it was confirmed that we could take the tour.
Written 3 November 2022
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LittleDan500
Liverpool, UK306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I can understand some people loving this. I was less impressed, maybe because it has so much competition in Rome. This is found on Palatine Hill.

One thing I'd be aware of - this is closed on some days so check that and if you did plan to visit and watch the video guide there then try and find out what time it is for your chosen language otherwise you may need to wait around a while.

I think it is possible to visit here as part of the arena full experience tour ticket. It is also called a super site I think, it's all very confusing but they seemed to allow both ticket types access. You may want to check that if visiting.
Written 1 June 2022
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy26,321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Türkiye1,103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, NY1,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Ireland1,976 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, VA973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK1,622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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