The rooms of this luxurious two-story domestic wing, now in ruins, were constructed in 81 AD around a porticoed courtyard. In 2007, archeologists discovered a cave decorated with seashells and a painting of a wolf, believed to have been the Lupercale—the storied cave believed to have sheltered Romulus and Remus as they were for by a wolf. (Unfortunately the cave is not open to the public.)
Travelers may explore Domus Augustana and the rest of the royal ruins of Palatine Hill as part of a half-day, full-day, group or private tour that may include significant Roman monuments such as thexa0 Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, St Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona, and the awe-inspiring art collection at the Vatican. In between take essential pizza and gelato breaks.