Mausoleo di Augusto
Lonely Planet review for Mausoleo di Augusto
Once one of Ancient Rome’s most imposing monuments, this is now an unkempt mound of earth, overgrown with weeds and surrounded by unsightly fences. Plans for a revamp have been on the table for some years, but there’s still no sign of activity.
The mausoleum, which was built in 28 BC, is the last resting place of Augustus, who was buried here in AD 14, and his favourite nephew and heir Marcellus. Mussolini had it restored in 1936 with an eye to being buried here himself.