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Domus Aurea

Address: Via della Domus Aurea, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 397 499 07
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Ranked #280 of 682 Attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.

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New York, New York, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

If you are planning on a trip to Roma in the next few months, do yourself a favor and book a ticket on one of the tours of this incredible spot. Guided tours are given every weekend, and it is the only way to see the ruins of Nero's playground. Lined with frescos, still intact, the tour lasts a bit... More

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It has a lot of history behind but it was a bit of a disappointment to get there and have everything off limits. It's a short walk from the coliseum but if it was marked down has being under a process of renovation, we would have done one less trip.

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Rome, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this is an amazing landmark, we took the tour of the colluseum and comus, well worth the e15 we spent. however be very careful the gypsies outside the entrance keep your wallets in front pockets they prey on tourists!

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Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Poor Nero gets a bad review from history, especially the vision of him fiddling while Rome burned. But he certainly tried to rebuild his city even more magnificently than he found it. He didn't get too far dying just a few years later. But not before undertaking a massive reconstruction project on three of Rome's famous hills, including this golden... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This area is mostly fenced and off limits to walk up to. You can see that this palace would have been a sight to see in its day. It is great despair and slowly being renovated. However the pavilions, baths, and even an artificial lake would have been something on a grand scale for the time period of 64AD. To... More

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Aurora, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

This was a short walk from my hotel and I already knew its significance to roman history holding Neros palace . It was dissapointing to find it under renovation BUT this means that it soon will become a rich piece of history when the work is finished . Though there isn't much to see right now its still worth a... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you are interested in ancient history then this is for you. I however found that there were other more interesting attractions to visit but this was just due to my personal preference. I'm sure people with a keen interest would love to visit this place. I did however enjoy the natural aspect of this place as Rome is a... More

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Roma, Italia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

It means the Gold House. It was built under Empereur Nero (Nerone) and is only partially visible (actually is huge I have been told over 300 rooms). Originally was covered of gold (that is why was called Gold) and was the provate reaidence of this very discussed ruler. It was built by Celere and Severo architects but under direct control... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Closed. No warning. Nothing on the website. No signs in advance. Why oh why cannot those in charge put themselves for a moment in the shoes of the weary tourist who has tramped all day and kept a treasure for the last site visit in Rome? It leaves a thoroughly bad taste. Just like the Archaeological Museum in Napoli.

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Rome, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Domus had to be a very unique and incredible place. The most important artist of the time of Nerone worked there. The place was lost and in the Renaissance artist discovered this place naming its painting as grottesque...it is a piece of story and of art. It is near the Colosseum but is it less known and less visited.

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