Mausoleo di Augusto

Typology: Monuments


Address: Piazza Augusto Imperatore
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
ingresso in piazza Augusto Imperatore, di fronte al civico 30


Opening times

From Friday 18 March 2022 at 10.00 reservations open for groups from 27 March to 31 May 2022.

The Mausoleo di Augusto will be open for an exceptional period from the 1st to the 5th of June 2022. Online bookings and reservations are possible from Monday 30 May at 12 noon.

From 6 June the Mausoleum closes temporarily to allow for the advancement of the renovation work in Piazza Augusto Imperatore.

1st October - 14th October from Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-18.30 (last admission 17.30);
15 October - 30 October fromTuesday to Sunday 9.00-16.00 (last admission 15.00) - 24 and 31 December last visit at noone
27 March - 21 April from Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-17.00 (last admission 16.00);
22 April - 30 September from Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-19.00 (last admission 18.00) - closed on 1 May

Duration: about 50 minutes.
Limited admission for a maximum of 25 people at a time.
The entrances are every 30 minutes: individual citizens at full hour, groups with their own guide at half hour.


From 3 January 2022 the current tariff for all is
Full ticket € 5,00
Reduced ticket € 4,00 
€ 1,00 presale
Free for the residents of Rome Capital and the metropolitan area. Free admission with MIC card

Single tickets online www.mausoleodiaugusto.it (max 5 tickets per transaction).
Reservation for groups: please call 0039 060608
Group bookings with their own guide and more information at the call center 060608 (every day 9.00-19.00). Guides who do not cancel their reservations at least 48 hours in advance will have the next reservation canceled.

Disabled access
The visit of the monument also includes numerous flights of stairs. People with reduced mobility will therefore be able to visit the central area of ​​the monument. The area is set up with didactic and illustrative panels, for a better orientation of the visitor.

Modalità di partecipazione: Booking required


Emperor Augustus, after visiting the tomb of Alexander the Great in Alexandria, decided to build a magnificent tomb for himself and for his family in Campus Martius. The works started in 30 B.C. upon his return to Rome after the war against Anthony and Cleopatra that brought to the conquest of Egypt. The Mausoleum of Augustus is the largest circular-shaped tomb ever known with its diameter of about 87 meters. It consisted of an external pedestal, now completely lost, and of an internal cylindrical body from the center of which rose another cylindrical pillar bearing the bronze statue of Augustus on the top. Two obelisks were placed at the entrance of the mausoleum. Today they are situated in Piazza del Quirinale and in Piazza dell’Esquilino. The entrance to the mausoleum consists of a short staircase lined with two pillars that held bronze engraved tables reproducing Augustus’ autobiography. A circular-shaped cell with three rectangular niches is placed at the end of a long corridor, where the tombs of the imperial family were situated, and in the center a large cylindrical pillar contained a small square chamber: probably Augustus’ tomb. After being abandoned and despoiled during the Middle Ages, the mausoleum suffered several transformations. It was used by the Colonna family as a fortress (twelfth century), as a garden and as an amphitheater in the eighteenth century and lastly as a theatre and concert hall in the early twentieth century. In the years 1936-1938 the mausoleum was restored back to its original appearance in occasion of the demolition of the surrounding city quarter and the realization of Piazza Augusto Imperatore.

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