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Review of Domus Aurea

Domus Aurea
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Nero's Palace Tour with Colosseum and Ancient...
Ranked #54 of 2 014 things to do in Rome
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting Rome hundreds of times but never been there before. It was a very pleasant discovery, a dive in the amazing history of this amazing city, and the virtual reality tour was breathtaking. Worth it

1  Thank Gianluca M
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"excavation site"
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"renaissance artists"
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We took the tour of Domus Aurea which is only open on Sundays. It's incredible what you see underneath Colle Oppio, i would never have imagined that. A great experience to complement the usual sites in Rome !

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I was looking forward for this Tour for weeks, it was arranged for 11:00am on 24/03/2018. Our guide was an Archaeologist called Valerie I think? She was AMAZING, her knowledge was impressive and she was happy to answer questions. The tour lasted for about 90 minutes. Its quite cold down there so wrap up. BE ON TIME. ID BE A LITTLE BIT EARLY. Or u will NOT get in. U need to book online and arrange ur tour type (language etc)

I would highly recommend this tour, it was BREATHTAKING, to walk where Nero walked, wow. Some of the Frescoes are still intact and even vibrant. Nero’s mozaic floor is still intact, beautiful to see. And the VR is absolutely GENIUS. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Colosseum copied that idea.


Thanks soooo much Domus Aurea Team.

I will be back.

2  Thank CountCorpus
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I think it was the best guided tour we ever had. She went into historical details, made links to other historical buildings, explained how the house felt when it was lived, the social environment, influence on art/ taste in the renaissance etc.
It was history alive by someone who is ful of passion. For us it was the highlight of your stay in rome. Thank you.

1  Thank Yvonne S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This has to be one of the best things to do in Rome, hands down. Putting on the virtual reality goggles really gives you an understanding of what it was like. To be transported back in time to see how stunning the palace once was. It’s like being in a time machine. Highly recommend! Loved it!

1  Thank David D
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