Villa of Livia at Prima Porta Rome

Rome‘s Villa of Livia is also known under the name Villa di Primaporta. Livia Drusilla was the wife of Emperor August. The first excavations took place in 1863 and one of the first finds was the statue now known as the Prima Porta Augustus, which can be seen in the Vatican Museums. Until 1973 the villa was private property. After that it was appropriated and the city made it into a public park. Restorations of the surviving buildings started in 1982.

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