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House of Livia - Roman Forums, Rome

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  • The archaeological site is not highly publicized, I found it on the site of the Superintendent and the hours and days of operation are restricted. Admission is free. The remains of the villa of Livia, famous for the frescoes of the nymphaeum, are notable. Are kept many rooms of the villa, with mosaic floors and frescoed walls. The frescoes of the hypogean nymphaeum were transferred to the National Museum of Rome, but were put reproductions printed on canvas to recreate the atmosphere of the environment looked like. Descending into the nymphaeum one understands why was built underground, outside there were 33° C, while underneath there was a pretty cool! The archaeological site is fenced and kept clean, while right outside there is a lot of neglect, with garbage accumulated over time.
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  • The Villa of Livia, Augustus ' Residence Emperor and Livia Drusilla, is located in the area of Prima Porta and can be easily reached via the Via Flaminia towards Flaminio graveyard and, after the tunnel turn left towards la Giustiniana station, there is immediately a gate to access the Park now comunale that leads to the site. The residence dates back to 25 BC and currently has a small museum and the ruins of the garden as well as the Residence itself, which are certainly appreciated, as it's nice and peaceful, the site on which it stands. Tours are free with the exception of those tours. Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 9.30-13.30 Odd odd Winter Sundays 9.30-16.30 Summer 9.30-18.30
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  • First of all it must be said that this archaeological site is the Villa of Livia, wife of Augustus and not the House which is, as should be, in Rome. The site is completely free and to visit schedules are: 09.30-13.30 Thursday Friday Saturday odd (I-III-V potential) 09.30-18.30 from April to October, Sundays odd (I-III-V potential) 09.30-16.30 from November to March, Sundays odd (I-III-V potential).
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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!
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