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Centre of the ancient world for 500 years, and home of the Catholic Church for almost two millennia, Rome has forgotten more history then most other cities can remember. Now the capital of modern Italy, its bustling streets and graceful piazzas have been embellished with the treasures of Roman emperors, Renaissance popes, and some of the greatest artists the world has known. A lifetime would not be long enough to do Rome justice.

Augustus's Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo)CC BY-SA 3.0
Augustus's Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo)CC BY-SA 3.0

Augustus's Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo)

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Augustus's Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo)

Famous ruins

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Augustus’s Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo) is one of the long-standing ruins sites, having been around for mover 2,000 years. Some of the city’s most amazing sculptural art once stood here, including the marble-covered affair with groupings of Egyptian obelisks, full of European ornamentation.

Augustus’s Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo) is also the site many 1st-century emperors chose for spreading their ashes after death, making it a significant place for royal figures. Hadiran used this mausoeleum as the inspiration for his own tomb, the Castel Sant'Angelo.

While you can’t go inside Augustus’s Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo), you can see the ruins from nearly every angle, accessing by way of its surrounding streets.

Augustus's Mausoleum (Mausoleo Augusteo)
Lungotevere in Augusta , Rome
Old Rome
06 488991