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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 1 week ago via mobile

Being able to tour the active archeological dig site of one of Nero's palaces was thrilling. The site is only open on weekends and you have to buy tickets in advance. The small group tours are led by an archeologist. The crowning, fantastic, take your...More

1  Thank Happyfellowtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is only available on weekends. Order your tickets through CoopCulture.. It, like all other tours booked through CoopCulture were reasonably priced. Our biggest obstacle was finding this location. I noted down the address and other tripadvisor directions, but it was still hard to...More

3  Thank Antsgirl85
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour lets you visit the past....but not just in your imagination! With VR, you will experiance Domus Aurea in the time of Nero. The tour is clear, enjoyable and very informative in a fun way.

1  Thank Marieke1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pre-booked on-line as tours only happen at weekends and only a few are in English. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts to change your voucher into tickets - a curiously time consuming and apparently needlessly complex procedure but at...More

1  Thank KarenKew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don a hardhat and take tour guided by an archaeologist. See Roman life captured and preserved for 1500 years, not under a volcano but right in downtown Rome!

1  Thank Sergio S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love archaeology and Ancient Rome is your thing, and if you are lucky enough to visit Rome over the course of a weekend then please do make sure you book for a guided visit of Domus Aurea. It is only open on a...More

2  Thank LesleyO92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am absolutely in love with this place. It is rare to be able to walk in a part of history, which is so well preserved. As an archaeologist, this place gives me the chills everytime I visit and I am in constant in awe...More

1  Thank MariaM5290
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buy your ticket in advance, pick it up 15 min. or so before your tour and then enjoy. Our guide was pleasant and informative. She did not walk too fast or linger too long in any spot. The VR experience really brought the magnitude of...More

1  Thank dwt2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history, archeology and old stones the Domus Aurea is a must-have in Rome. As there are still excavations going on it is only open on the weekend. It can be a bit tricky to find the entrance as there are no obvious...More

1  Thank OnAir770268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is fascinating. It is only open at the weekends and you must book onto one of the 70 minute guided tours, so it is a good idea to book in advance (they were fully booked when we were there, but I successfully booked...More

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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
1 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
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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