The Mausoleo di Augusto (Augustus Mausoleum), the largest circular tomb in the ancient world and an emblem of Roman architectural magnificence, reopens to the public in Rome.
The first official day of visiting the Mausoleo di Augusto was held this morning by Mayor Virginia Raggi.
The Mausoleum has been closed since 2007 for the start of archaeological investigations prior to the implementation of the major recovery and restoration project carried out by Roma Capitale.
“At last the Mausoleum of Augustus is reopening, a jewel of the world’s historical heritage that we are returning to the world after so many years of closure. We have worked towards this goal with commitment and tenacity, supported by the patronage of the Tim Foundation, which has allowed us to give a wonderful gift to the citizens. This first day is an important symbol of a new start for the city and the country. For this reason, we wanted to dedicate it to the people put to the test by the health emergency: Rome is valuing its past, in order to look to the future together with its citizens,” Raggi said.