Museo dell'Ara Pacis - Exterior

Right Side - facing the Mausoleo di Augusto

The right side of the museum runs closely beside the Via di Ripetta, the farthest back section of the building running directly into the cobblestones with no sidewalk. Beside the museum, the street is now normally closed to vehicles, creating a pedestrian walkway and, toward the front of the museum, a protected area onto which the grand staircase spills. The current project for the Piazza Augusto Imperatore is designed to connect this level to a green terrace being consturcted around the Mausoleum di Augusto.