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House of Livia - Roman Forums, Rome

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  • We were at meeting point at the correct time guide was late and moved already with his bigger tour group in the villa forgot te rest. We could not go with a group behind us because he had our tickets.  more »
  • We went to the villa of Livia in the middle of the week, with the car, because it is not easily accessible. You access the site through an uphill struggle, there is no signal to the gate. A little further on, on the other hand, if it finds one. Free admission ... Inside is quite large and very nice, there is the lauretum (Laurel garden) of the one part, and the part built on the other, with different zones: residential, representation, visitors, and the baths. These are great, you can still see the calidarium. Numerous and beautiful mosaic still exist, the porch with the swimming pool is worth a lot. Poorly valued because it remains off the beaten tourist track circuits, we were an organized group of 15 with our guide ... also there are transportation, nor many signs, or pay a ticket ... Nor are there any guides ... At the end we also visited a small antiquarium, also with a video of the frescoes of the hypogeum, which unfortunately we couldn't visit, for problems arising from the earthquake. The frescoes in the villa were detached and are now at palazzo massimo. Should be really advertised more these less famous beauties!
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  • The narrow roads that surround it are clogged by cars and dangerous, the days and times of visit very restrictive, poorly signposted and the park that surrounds it not exactly in perfect condition and yet its location on the high tuff spur of which one can see the marble headstone carved and beautiful commemorative structures already from the bottom makes this unique site. Inside a small building that is half the keeper's dwelling and half antiquarium of the few remnants into museums. The tour route is not signposted but going up the paving of the ancient road found one reaches near the villa, passing beside the enchanting laureto. Among the excavations include some beautiful mosaics and a few fragments of frescoes by extraordinary colors and excellent condition. Totally absent information panels. The highlight of the villa, the garden fresco in the triclinium, was detached and taken to the museo nazionale romano of palazzo Braschi, while in situ would can see a reproduction in the former placing although right now the Hall is closed due to injuries inflicted by the earthquake. In General a recommended visit, given also the gratuity of the site, to get away from the daily chaos of our city and honors and glories of the past from a privileged.
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  • This was a most exciting and unexpected find on the outskirts of Rome. The curator gave us a wonderful background to the history (in Italian) and the archaeology. It is a wonderful mini Pompeii with hundreds of years of settlement caught in it's soil, all clearly visible in the cleverly layered dig with different centuries of floors exposed. The pieces of frescoes, simple to complicated tiled floors and the highlight of Livia's intact room of the original villa, several feet below current ground level, all set in magnificent park like grounds, led to a most satisfying and enlightening visit. I can't wait to see what further digs unveil. There are now regular hours for visiting. Take a picnic hamper in summer or a thermos in winter. You won't regret it.
  • about the house of livia The House of Livia, also known as Livia’s House or Livia’s Villa, was the home of the third wife of Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire, and the mother of its second emperor, Tiberius. Powerful and formidable, Livia was an important figure of Ancient Rome, a status she managed to maintain even after Augustus’s death. It even became treasonous to speak against Livia. Robert Graves memorably portrayed the figure of Livia in his I Claudius series. Set on the Palatine Hill, Ancient Rome’s most desirable location, the House of Livia is currently being excavated by the Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma and so is usually only accessible by prior appointment.
  • If you like history and art this is a place in Rome to visit! Have your camera!
  • Is part of the Roman Forum, and I'll put the photos you will see, if you enter the Forum. ... It is immense. But I see you don't like history, don't go! Tip: A very cool thing for you that want to know the history, and a recorder with information, telling the history of the site. You pay and get at the entrance if you want!
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  • Guided tour in the heart of the villa with access to reservation and limited to small groups ...
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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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