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Domus Aurea, Rome

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#33 of 462 in Historic Sites in Rome
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  • Excellent guided tour of the excavations of Nero's Palace, which is working site during the week you can only visit at the weekends and you MUST book in advance. The guide was an architectural histori...  more »
  • The ticketing process is arcane and the venue is hard to find. Once you’re there however it’s great. You’re taken underground by an immensely knowledgable and enthusiastic guide and shown all round Ne...  more »
  • Fantastic experience, guided by archaeologists, with an appointment, a location a little hard to find. At the top of the staircase which descends around the Colosseum metro station. A real journey in history, and we do the part of the trip literally speaking, something amazing that will take the person to the Roman past.
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  • Another hidden gem. Once you reach the entrance, which is not indicated/signposted at all. Get there with time enough to spare searching for the entrance or you might be late for your guided tour. Apart from that, guides are excellent and knowledgeable. The virtual reality experience is plus. Highly recommended.
  • The entire tour is underground. Not much has been restored but you get a real feel of how the Villa was laid out and decorated. The tour is different from all other tours I’ve taken. Lasts almost two full hours. Important: location in google is wrong. Apple has it right.
  • Touring this underground archaeological site was interesting and informative. I knew Nero was loathed but I didn't realize his own people guess his house of everything of value and then filled it with rubble - building a bath complex on top of it (ruins of which exist beside the playground on the top of the hill). It was also fascinating to learn about the artists who had "stolen" ideas by slipping into his abandoned rooms and replicating the art they found in Churches around Europe. I had a group tour in English. Well executed and interesting but COLD. Bring a jacket!
  • Highly recommended. The entrance is not hard to find if you are willing to do a bit of research beforehand. In my opinion more interesting than the colloseum, our guide was very informative and friendly. As said by others the virtual reality portion was great.
  • Fascinating site if you like archaelogy and Roman history. Tickets need to be reserved sevaral week in advance. Entrance is tricky to find. It's in a park, facing the Colliseum. Enter the street address manually, because currently Google's pin shows the entrance in the completely wrong location.

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