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Domus Aurea

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The imperial estate of Nero was built in 64AD, which is comprised of a series of pavilions, set in an articulated garden with an artificial lake in its center.
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Via della Domus Aurea, 1, 00184 Rome, Italy
+39 06 3974 9907
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was very much looking forward to this visit and did not get dissapointed. The Domus Aurea is an active archaeological site and it is an absolute honour being allowed in. They are still working there Monday - Friday but on Saturday and Sunday you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had taken the tour a couple of years ago and decided to take it again so we could experience the virtual 3D part if the tour. The tour moves pretty quick and you must pay attention and ask questions as you think of them....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Domus Aurea is not your typical Roman tourist site. The Domus Aurea is an excavation in progress. You get to see how and what they are doing. The site is actually Nero's temple which is underneath Hadrian's temple. (Romans consistently built on top of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Completely blown away by this site and the way they are presenting it to the public, and as an archaeologist myself I am hard to impress. Tours are currently only on Saturdays and Sunday’s, as conservation is carried out during the week. Tickets should be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Quite an experience. We booked our tix in advance thru TickItaly, and that worked out well. 14 EU per person, you show up 15 minutes early, and get your actual tix. The tour itself takes about 75 minutes. It starts with a nice series of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is one of the best, if not the best, archeological sites in Rome. Absolutely worth the cost of entrance. This site can only be visited with a guide, no self-guided trips, because it is still under excavation / renovation. Also, you can spend a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This is my third time in Rome but first time on this tour. It was a small group tour of Nero’s Golden House. Very informative. Our guide (I forgot his name) was entertaining and knowledgeable. A definite must do for history and architecture buffs in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We booked online without problem. Received an email which needed to be exchanged for tickets and advised to arrive an hour beforehand. However it wasn't clear where the ticket office was situated. It turned out to be at the actual site entrance where I was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 105debbier
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

It’s only open on weekends so the conservators can work M-Fortunately it worked with our schedule. Ordered tickets online in advance through Coopculture and had no problems at all. To get a better understanding of the significance of Nero’s Golden House we read and watched...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Nero’s golden palace. We visited with Through Eternity tours and our guide Frederica met us near to the coliseum before the actual tour began and spent some time putting the palace into context. It is currently buried below a park, which is on top of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Aleph_999 | Reviewed this property |
A small one, no problem. There are no great valuables inside, although it is an awesome experience
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Response from Corrado C | Reviewed this property |
Hi. When I bokk the ticket for "Domus Aurea" they proposed me only a possibility. Enjoy your visit! Corrado
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Response from mecla | Reviewed this property |
I went onto the website and it was messy and hard to understand and looked like tickets were not available for a while. Then I called the phone number and was able to get onto the tour the next day. We did enjoy the tour... More