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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  • We were to believe that there would be more holographic images not just parts of the floor area being lit from below Interestion  more »
  • We went here on our last day in Rome. We booked tickets for the 5pm English tour in advance – definitely book tickets in advance as there is only room for about 12 people per tour. We were not sure wh...  more »
  • After the hustle and bustle of the Colosseum and the Forum it was great to disappear underground where there were no crowds or hawkers and be immersed in some real archaeology. The English language to...  more »
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  • Been a couple of times and it's always very well presented. Not recommended for anyone who isn't happy looking through a glass floor at exhibits, but the lighting and special effects brilliantly bridge the gap between ruins and real life. Recommended for anyone interested in Roman history and archeology.
  • I've never been to a museum quite like Le Domus. It really stands out in comparison to the other museums and galleries in Rome as this museum utilizes technology to give visuals and explains the historical background of this Roman bath house. No need for imagination when you visit here! The tours last about 90 minutes and tour groups are very small. Book in advance!
  • This was a rather strange attraction. It wasn't too impressive initially (one star), but rose to 3 stars by the end. It's a very creative underground tour where multimedia and narration brought old stones to life. If this was a normal city, this tour would be amazing, but it's lackluster compared to all of the other attractions in the city.
  • Very informative session about the history and how everything just got built on. Lot's of walking into dark rooms which get illuminated as the story unfolds. A good video at the end about Tragans column. Well worth a visit.
  • A very interesting trip underground and back in time! A great way to show how layers of buildings and history have literally cumulated over the centuries. The videos/renderings projected over the surfaces help you understand how you would live as a wealthy Roman. The full explanation of the Trajan Column is also, in itself, worth a visit. A perfect experience. Thank you to the lovely staff!
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