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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fabulous place. Nero's pleasure palace, now underground and beneath the Roman Forum. This whole thing was quite an experience. It's run by archaeologists on the weekends, as the work is done during the week. You're given a hard hat and join a small...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Domus Aurea was a vast landscaped palace built by Emperor Nero. It was extremely opulent. You walk through this actual archaeological sight and see remnants of the palace(it's only open on weekends for touring, so get tickets early on-line). You are given helmets to...More

Thank jms2222
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nero's Golden Palace is an active archaeological site open only to tourists on weekends. I bought tickets at coopculture 8 months in advance. I knew finding the site would be tricky so we arrived about 30 min. early. Google maps put us across the street...More

Thank HollyinHuntsville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After previous visits to Rome, we weren’t interested in visiting the main tourist traps like the Colloseum again so we booked this tour without knowing much other than what we had read on the reviews. 32 euro for two of us and we were extremely...More

1  Thank James_Scic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Rome several times and love the forum , the colosseum, the Trevi etc and wanted something different. Domus Aurea is just that. An active archaeological site, open to the public only on weekends, this is a great tour. First... you MUST...More

2  Thank dollyddraws
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was fantastic. Tours are run by the archeologists who work on the site,so they only run on the weekends when the archeological work stops. Starting point is up the hill right opposite the colosseum. The story of how it was buried and found...More

3  Thank Alison F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This tour was part of a tour we booked through LivItaly (they were wonderful BTW!) and we parted ways with our LivItaly guide at the entrance as she explained that it was a hard hat tour only operated by the Domus Aurea group. While the...More

Thank ckd1216
Reviewed 5 July 2018

You can read here a ton of descriptions of this visit. I just want to add that those 5 minutes of virtual reality movie were overwhelming, I really felt I was living 20 centuries ago, I saw the Domus how it was as if I...More

2  Thank Koksijde
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The visit is a guided tour (in Italian, English, French & Spanish) of the excavated rooms which were part of Nero's palace complex now are being conserved following centuries of neglect. One marvels through frescoes and stucco decoration being painstakingly revealed by the conservators and...More

1  Thank LucyCarvalho
Reviewed 30 June 2018

Highly recommended - this was one of our favourite things that we did in Rome. A fascinating tour with an excellent guide who is an archeologist and passionate about the site. The virtual reality section is also amazing. It is a bit chilly underground so...More

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A small one, no problem. There are no great valuables inside, although it is an awesome experience
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Hi. When I bokk the ticket for "Domus Aurea" they proposed me only a possibility. Enjoy your visit! Corrado
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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
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