Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, Rome

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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, a 16th-century palace, houses the provincial government offices as well as underground ruins. Tour the palace halls to admire the ornate mosaics and marble detailing, or venture underground to see what's left of the ancient private bath complex. Only small groups are allowed underground at one time, so book your tickets early. Request an audio guide to learn more about life in ancient Rome and the historical uses of the structures. Arrange your visit to Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rome using our Rome road trip planner.
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  • You'll go into an archaeological site to see how they unearthed an ancient home of a wealthy roman. With multimedia projections and animation you'll see what the house probably looked like and learn h...  more »
  • Really great tour/presentation. The whole thing is there also in German, which is very convenient when you have people in the group who are not fluent in English. Ultimately, 2 houses are shown in a multimedia show. The story shows a well. It was not boring. Got the tickets before we were gebucht-on the official site to get (like on the license stated) 1 hour there before to purchase tickets from, this was not necessary. Shortly before it would have done also. The whole thing is really to recommend, especially if you don't like rolling travel guide/history books or The imagination but not to the visualizing is sufficient. Or because it is simply bad weather and want to do something where it does not get wet. :)
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  • 90 minute visit of ruins found when excavating for an underground car park. They do tours in different languages , best to book in advance as group size is limited. Nice and cool down there, you may w...  more »
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  • This is a fantastic example of how technology can really bring an ancient site to life. The remains of the ancient Roman houses are visible below glass floors and, as you walk on these glass floors through the different areas, recorded explanations are played. These explanations are synchronised with a light show that clearly highlights the features in the room that are being explained. Light shows are also used to bring back to life the houses, by projecting onto the ruins images of how they would have been nearly two thousand years ago. The presentation takes around an hour and a half and ends with an excellent step by step guide to the scenes decorating the adjacent Trajans column. Well worth a visit.
  • Light is used to help reconstruct an ancient house and bath. It's quite interesting, though not on the level of the Domus Aurea. At the end there was a quick mention that we were walking through a WWII bunker - it would have been nice to hear more about this.
  • This was a great archeological site tour and museum. The tour shows the manner which they used to uncover the artifacts. The 3D video overlayed on the ruins to show what they may have originally looked like was amazing. The ancient mosiac tile floors and huge uncovered columns we're amazing. You are not allowed to take pictures during the tour. The picture I attached is the only picture they allowed you to take at the end of the tour.
  • Interesting and captivating tour through the newly excavated ruins. This tour really stands out around all the other tours in Rome because of it use of different lights and projectors to highlight and recreate how things used to be. This is a must see to get a better understanding of ancient Roman life.
  • I take my students here every year. It is informative and easy to comprehend and appreciate, no matter how little you know about the Romans or how unimaginative you may be. Part of the rooms pass system, with being your first stop in antique Roma.
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