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Domus Aurea, Rome

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#30 of 526 in Historic Sites in Rome
The Domus Aurea was a vast landscaped palace built by the Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome after the great fire in 64 AD had destroyed a large part of the city and the aristocratic villas on the Palatine Hill.
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  • If you find yourself in Rome and have time, make a reservation for the tour, really worth it. The English of the tour guide not and the best was understood. The place very nice and the bit with its virtual reality awesome though it could be a bit bigger. You might need a cold jacket. To find it with GPS put Domus area entrance because otherwise it will throw you in the back of the hill.
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  • I was thrilled to take this tour. I loved the 3D portion where we could “see” the gardens and views from Nero’s palace. Exceeded my expectations!  more »
  • Definitely up there for best things to do in Rome. Book in advance to be sure you can get in. Virtual reality bit is excellent. Would recommend this before Palatine Hill if possible to give some persp...  more »
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  • A great experience, to visit a lost imperial palace that must have been immensely luxurious. The virtual reality presentation is breathtaking. Our guide was a great expert and very friendly. It took nearly 1,5 hours, not too long for such a unique site.
  • Exceptional remains of an exceptional piece of history. A great destination for anyone interested in either history or the Roman Emperor Nero. To enter the ruins, it's required to book for the guided tour in advance. It's possible to buy tickets on thee spot, but it is most likely that you will find that they're of tickets. Also take care in finding the entrance, it is rather hidden ans if you're using maps, search for "Domus Aurea Entrance"
  • This was a great experience. It is subterranean, and a cool escape from the heat of Rome in summer. I really liked the 4D experience and would have loved to see more. (I took my kids aged 7 and 9, and they liked it too.) But do NOT use this entry on Google Maps for directions to get here. Rather, use “Domus Aurea Entrance.” The blue dot is where the entrance is. Tickets can be collected here. Show a print out of your online reservation to the people at the entrance, and they will let you in to collect tickets. Then you can come back about 5 minutes before the time that your tour starts.
  • Oh wow, this place is phenomenal! The archaeological work is going on throughout the site, which only adds to the atmosphere and sense of wonder and mystery. The scale of the place is incredible (and brought to life so well by the VR element of the tour). Highly recommend!
  • Best museum experience ever. The visit is amazing, very insightful, you learn a lot and you really can understand Neron’s thinking at that time. Virtual reality is even emotional! Best invested 16€ of the trip. Book online in advanced!!
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