Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Lazio  /  Rome  /  House of Augustus

House of Augustus, Rome

4.6
#76 of 459 in Historic Sites in Rome
The House of Augustus, or the Domus Augusti, is the first major site upon entering the Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy. It served as the primary residence of Augustus during his reign. The Domus Augusti should not be confused with the nearby so-called Domus Augustana, part of the vast palatial complex constructed by Emperor Domitian on the Palatine in 92 AD.ConstructionAfter being awarded tribunica potestas for life in 23 BC, Octavian decided to buy the house of Quintus Hortensius on the Palatine and made it his primary place of residence. The comparative modesty of the Domus Augusti was in keeping with the return to traditional ideals promoted during the Augustan period, as indicated by Suetonius in the quote below. The Domus Augusti was located near the Hut of Romulus and other sacred sites which relate to the foundation of Rome. In antiquity this residence contained two levels, each leading to a garden courtyard. The bottom floor is not accessible today, but it is possible to make out the basin of a fountain and the rooms beyond it that were paved in coloured marble.The Domus Augusti in contemporary timesSuetonius (c. 70 AD - after 130 AD), lawyer and secretary of the imperial palace, wrote of Augustus and his palace: It is generally agreed that he was most temperate and without even the suspicion of any fault. He lived at first near the Forum Romanum, afterwards on the Palatine in a modest dwelling remarkable neither for size or elegance, having but a short colonnade with columns of local stone and rooms without any marble decorations or handsome pavements. For more than 40 years he used the same bedroom in winter and summer.
Arrange your visit to House of Augustus and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rome using our Rome planner .
Source
Create an itinerary including House of Augustus
map
House of Augustus Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
159 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • The house of Augustus is part of the Palatine Hill complex and you will see it when you are on top of the hill. The remains, mainly walls, are impressive but require explanation. Therefore it is best ...  more »
  • In several places the benefits of being here in Winter were apparent. For instance a very long covered queuing area to see the frescoes at Casa Augustus. We were able to breeze right through this empt...  more »
  • To the southwest of the Palatine Hill. Still, during the excavation work is like. Hard to imagine there was an honest impression that any House.
    View original
Google
  • Magnificent! This house is opened to visitors since a few years ago, because before that it underwent conservative restoration for a very long time (several years).
  • Pretty windows
  • Unfortunately when I visit the Forum I found out that the House of Augustus as Livia and other sites within the Imperial forums were excluded from the cumulative ticket and another ticket of which I wasn't aware then I could just see what you can from the outside.
    View original
  • This House back in the year 27 a. C assumes that Cayo Octavio Turino was born better known as Imperator Caesar Augustus, the first emperor Roman and one of the more long-lived as emperor, of 16 January 27 a. C-19 of August 14 d. C input combined with the Colosseum and the Palatine, closed early, price €12 adults, community under 17 years free, between 18 and 24 community entrance €7.50, we recommend first visiting the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Forum, with the Rome Pass card you jump the tails. underground circus maximum or Colosseum.
    View original
  • Part of the Domus Flavia with remains of a marble floor and a fountain. Unreal when you realise how old everything here is.
    View original
Places to stay near House of Augustus

Plan your trip to Rome

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to House of Augustus by other users

53 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Italy BY A USER FROM TUNISIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 44 days in Switzerland & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Rome BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Italy BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Italy BY A USER FROM BARBADOS July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans