In 2014, the Special Superintendency of the Colosseum, the National Roman Museum (MNR) and the archaeological area of Rome re-organised the archaeological tour from the house of Augustus to the Palatine Hill (the centremost of the Seven Hills of Rome ) to mark the anniversary of the death of Emperor Augustus. These were the places par excellence of the first emperor and his family, constructed according to his policy that combined tradition and innovation and that represented the hallmarks of his reign. The buildings within the imperial complex include the Temple of Apollo and the Portico of the Danaids, erected on the Palatine as requested by Augustus.
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The area of the house of Augustus was re-opened to the public after the restoration work and the implementation of the new lighting system. The work included redesigning the paths and the restoration of the rankings of the different spaces. Together with the newly designed lighting, this has resulted in a new interpretation of the domus. Visitors will have the possibility to see the painted rooms, in particular the frescoes in the Room of Perspectives, and the spaces decorated with masks and pine cone garlands in the Emperor’s private home.
The work also encompassed the House of Livia, highlighting its splendid frescoed walls and the opening of the dining area, the Triclinium.
As part of the Augustan celebrations, the results of the restorations of the Baths of Diocletian, the grandest Roman thermal complex ever built, were unveiled. Built between 298 and 306 A.D., and extending over thirteen hectares, they were able to house over 3,000 people at a time.
In the 16th century Michelangelo transformed some halls to build the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Convento dei Certosini. In 1889, the baths became the headquarters of the National Roman Museum.
The restoration work also included the front of the Natatio, the adjacent Hall VIII, featuring majestic architectural fragments from the baths, and the small cloister of the Certosa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, built on the ancient structures and re-established according to Augustus’ religious views.
It will be possible to visit the entire complex and sections of the museum paths (multimedia support available). The Excursion will be guided by Carolina de Camillis and Riccardo Fibbi the Design Team of the project.
||Standard rate: upon request
||28. October, 2015
||15:30 – 20.00 pm full Excursion (subject to change)
17:00 – 20:00 pm Terme of Diocleziano (subject to change)
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||Registration for this excursion is binding.
Registration for this excursion is binding.
Time schedule subject to change.
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