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Mausoleo di Augusto, Rome
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The Mausoleum of Augustus is a large tomb built by the Roman Emperor Augustus in 28 BC on the Campus Martius in Rome, Italy. The mausoleum is located on the Piazza Augusto Imperatore, near the corner with Via di Ripetta as it runs along the Tiber. The grounds cover an area equivalent to a few city blocks, and nestle between the church of San Carlo al Corso and the Museum of the Ara Pacis. The interior of the mausoleum is not open to tourists.The mausoleum was one of the first projects initiated by Augustus in the City of Rome following his victory at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC. The mausoleum was circular in plan, consisting of several concentric rings of earth and brick, planted with cypresses on top of the building and capped (possibly, as reconstructions are unsure at best) by a conical roof and a statue of Augustus. Vaults held up the roof and opened up the burial spaces below. Twin pink granite obelisks flanked the arched entryway; these have been removed; one now stands at the Piazza dell'Esquilino (on the northwest side of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore) and the other at the Quirinal fountain. The completed mausoleum measured 90 m (295 ft) in diameter by 42 m (137 ft) in height.
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  • You won't get out of it. For many years, I'm visiting this beautiful city. .. Why tire us the mafia structures so long with the non-opening, this monument?
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  • Considering how important Augustus is in Roman history it is amazing that the Mausoleum has been ignored for so long. Work is ongoing and one hopes it will be somewhat restored in the future. For now,...  more »
  • The attraction is interesting from a historical point of view. The caveat is be closed, so you can only get an idea from abroad. Still worth a 10 stop my when I'm climbing the via Cavour.
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  • It is a pity that is is such a ruin. Not respectful for the emperor. However there are detailed plans for renovation and I hope to see them realized in my lifetime. But knowing this is Italy I have my doubts about it.
  • Mausoleum of the first Roman Emperor Augustus. He was chosen at the age of 19 to lead Rome. He is the one who built Rome to its highest peak. He ruled for over 40 years and died of natural causes. He was buried here along with his family. Rome was sacked by the Germanics because of their mistreatment from the Romans. This place was robbed of most of its possessions. Rome was then abandoned for 600 years. Floods came and brought in silt and dirt , which is why the new level of Rome is much higher. Just imagine this place covered in white marble ,with trees on top looking like a crown and bronze on the inside with fires light up.
  • A very important part of the history of Rome, but you can't get close to it unfortunately.
  • Four stars due to its significance, after all, it is the mausoleum of the great Augustus. However the whole area is sealed off, and no entry is possible. Quite difficult to grab good photos as well. I hope someday it will be possible to see the inside.
  • Could only see the exterior. Long running renovations made it impossible to see more.