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Domus Aurea

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Address: Via della Domus Aurea, Rome, Italy
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Description: The imperial estate of Nero was built in 64AD, which is comprised of a...
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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Loved our visit to the Domus Aurea. So interesting and full of information. Great for roman history lovers. We booked online and i advice you to do the same as the groups are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Loved our visit to the Domus Aurea. So interesting and full of information. Great for roman history lovers. We booked online and i advice you to do the same as the groups are small and you might not find a place in one if you go without a reservation. On the date we could go, there was no available place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Domus Aurea was exceptional. It is the ONLY opportunity you have in Rome to see a 2000 year old palace that isnt in ruins- a first hand visit to an Emperor's pleasure palace- not a re-creation- the real thing. Visit Palatine Hill- you get an idea of scope but its broken walls and bits of masonry and you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were so lucky to be able to tour Nero’s House. It had been closed for many years while they made repairs and continued excavations. The Domus Aurea worksite is open on Saturdays and Sundays until August 30, 2015 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Check the website to see if they have extended the dates for visitation. Reservations are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This was a great find, learned about this via a forum. Bought tickets prior to arrival, the tour was well laid out and very well organized. I hope this place is able to be shared with many more people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The palace of Nero, closed for many years for excavation. Open this year (2015) for a few months but will be closed soon. The ruins, including the frescoes, are well worth the visit. But because Italy is culturally rich beyond imaging, there is always archeological work to be done, always paintings and facades to be cleaned or repaired. It's part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is Nero's palace that has been dugout underground. It is only open on the weekends to the public since they are still excavating during the week. After Nero died it was filled with concrete and in the last 15 years they have been removing it uncovering some beautiful Frescoes and other things like builtin water gardens with waterfalls. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were lucky enough to have seen the inside of Nero's Golden Palace before it was closed again. What a thing to behold! Many frescoes were still in good shape, particularly one domed ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Domus Aurea has been closed since 2010 and re-opened recently for a short period - until August 2015 I think. If you are going to Rome make time to visit these amazing ruins. It's the remains of Nero's Villa. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Domus Aurea has only recently been opened to the public and it was worth the wait. For people who know even a little about this period of Roman history this is a fantastic opportunity. These underground galleries inspired artists in past centuries but have been closed to all but professional archaeologists for decades. The sheer size of the Domus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you're a history buff like me, you will certainly want to visit the Domus Aurea when in Rome! It's an easy walk from the Colosseo and you will be impressed by the sheer size of the building and the frescoes which lie beneath the hill on top of it. Remember to book early through www.coopculture.it/en since tours are only... More 

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