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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

The story of the place is really something unique. The guide was super well-informed and passionate and the VR experience is breath-taking!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorenzo_and_hayat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

By sheer chance, we (that would be 4 of us) stumbled on this wonder of ancient Rome after chatting with a History Researcher in a Park It is an Underground Tour of a Palace built by Nero and a bunch of pretty good Artisans which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheFloorGenie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you're in Rome. Nero's vast landscaped palace which was discovered by chance as it was completely covered in large amounts of dirt. Still being excavated but amazing tour and use of 3d headset to show you what it looked like in Nero's...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Myra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I teach Roman civilisation and I've wanted to visit the Domus Aurea for a long time. It's not open often and you have to book online in advance (that's easy and works fine). The tour is great. Very informative. Explains the site and makes clear...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JulianS3073
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hard to find and unassuming. Rome is generally poor for signposting, but this is a working excavation and over-shaddowed by the neighbouring colosseum. You have go go through the park gates and swing a hard left. For safety only small accompanying groups...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank waltonwanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nero’s golden palace is a must see ..This was right next to our hotel and opposite the colosseum. The place is only open at weekends, as they are excavating and preserving the finds during the week. We managed to luckily get in at the last...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Strummer1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Domus Aurea only allows tours on the weekends, because it is still under active excavation. I booked a week in advance because the tour groups are small and fill up quickly. The tickets HAVE TO BE PRINTED!!!! so don't forget to do that, they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Julia C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is simply amazing. It deserves much higher billing in the guidebooks, and much better signposting from the city. A guide tour is essential, and be prepared to be in a cool environment (in all senses of the word!) and to wear a hard...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jimsL3133WB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

FINDING THE ENTRANCE: Walk along Via Nicola Salvi, with the park on your left hand side, walking towards Via della Domus Aurea. At the bottom of the hill you will see large metal gates. Walk through them and continue up the hill. Part way up...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Cassie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do NOT use google maps to find the entrance. I booked this tour through coopculture and unlike my coliseum ticket with them there was no detailed ticket confirmation. Please use the address listed above, this will take you to a park steps away from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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16 July 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
2 July 2018|
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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
1 July 2018|
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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