As we walked through the gardens of the Caesars towards the entrance to Augustus’s Palace, our tour guide intrigued us as she excitedly told tales of assassinations and plots against the various Roman Caesars.
Many of these are stories that I would have never found in a guide book, and I was completely enthralled with.
Being allowed to enter into this palace is so new, and so limited that we had to be escorted by someone that worked at the Roman Forum. ( There are some good places to stay in Rome in this area.)
We entered through the small doorway into the ruins of a small room that was once a home to Rome’s most powerful Caesars.
As we stared at the old painted walls and ruins, our guide revealed the history of this Palace and the legacy of Augustus.
She told us how he was a very private person, hated parties, and often used these rooms as an escape to be only.
We wandered to other quarters of the palace. It was an incredible feeling to be one of the first people to be allowed to enter this area.
As out guide explained what the purpose of the rooms, painting on the walls, and even a pipe system I thought about how great it was to have someone explaining all this to me.
If I had visited this place myself, I wouldn’t have had a clue what I was looking at most of the time.