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.
The House of Livia is located on the Palatine Hill in Rome and can be reached by buses 60, 75, 85, 87, 117, 271, 571, C3 and 850. Tram 3 stops nearby and its entrance is a 5 min. walk from Circo Massimo metro station on line B.
The Palatine Hill is open daily 8:30am - one hour before sunset. Palatine museum open 9am-6pm. Ticket office shuts one hour before closing. Closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec. A combined ticket to the Palatine with the Colloseum and Forum costs €12, €7.50 reduced. It is advisable to check the official website before visiting. On weekdays, entry to the House of Livia is by appointment only. Public tours on the 1st, 3rd, and (if any) 5th Sunday of each month at 10am,noon,2pm and 4pm.
The House of Livia, Via di S. Gregorio, 30, 00100 Rome, Italy
+39.06.399 67 700
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