Augustus’ palace

This item appears on page 73 of the May 2008 issue.

After decades of restoration, the garden and some of the public spaces of Emperor Augustus’ palace on Palatine Hill in Rome, Italy, have reopened to the public. The 2,000-year-old palace is next to the House of Livia, built for Augustus’ wife. (Inquire about times of tours visiting the garden and receiving hall.)

Open 8:30-4:30 (depending on season). Palatine Hill tickets cost €10 ($15) for same-day admission to the palace, Colosseum and Roman Forum (entry to which as of March 10 is no longer free). The ticket center is at the Largo Romolo e Remo. Phone 06-39967700