Mausoleo di Augusto

Monument in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

This monumental mausoleum – a dramatic 45m wide and 90m high – was built in 28 BC and is the final resting place of Augustus, 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, but since then it has fallen into sad disrepair. Once one of Ancient Rome’s most imposing monuments, today it is an ugly, unkempt mound of earth, smelly and surrounded by unsightly fences.