Mausoleum of the Plautii

Via di Pontelucano
00019 Tivoli (RM)


The Mausoleum of the Plautii, soon to become part of the heritage managed by the Institute once major restoration works have terminated, is a funerary monument dating back to the beginning of the First Century A.D.. The most ancient inscription bears the name of Marcus Plautius Silvanus, consul in 2 B.C. at the time of emperor Augustus. Also used by descendants of the Plautian family, the mausoleum – a tall cylindrical shaped building clad in blocks of travertine marble – is far different in appearance than it was in ancient times having been converted into a tower in the fifteenth century to protect the nearby Ponte Lucano bridge over the river Aniene.