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Domus Aurea

Via della Domus Aurea, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #317 of 722 attractions in Rome
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Chichester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We Originally went here, because we thought the map said Domus Arena, and we're a tad disappointed by the ruins we saw. However, that being said this is the Golden House of Nero and it was great just to experience being somewhere Nero was. For an Ancient History Geek its not one to miss! In hindsight this nice little park... More

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Frascati, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Now apparently it's already falling to bits and needs repair, after only a decade of its opening ceremony. That's italy!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Domus Aurea, or the Golden House of Nero, is not accessible due to unsturdy ceilings from what we were told. Even when people were allowed in previously, they had to wear hard hats. Basically there is a park area that encapsulates Domus Aurea these days. There is also a sign/entry that indicates that where you are is Domus Aurea. No... More

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