Marvels

The House of Livia

The Palatine

This rich private domus from the 1st century BC, unearthed in the 19th century, has been attributed to Livia on the basis of the name Iulia Augusta found engraved in a lead pipe visible in the tablinum (reception room). The structure is composed of a quadrangular atrium surrounded by four spaces with mosaic flooring and painted walls dateable to around 30 BC, among the most important examples of the Second Style in Rome. The atrium’s back wall opens into the tablinum and the two symmetrical rooms on either side of the central tablinum. The atrium’s right wall leads to a fourth space interpreted as a triclinium (dining room).

Admission with Roman Forum-Palatine S.U.P.E.R. ticket