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Domus Aurea

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Address: Via della Domus Aurea, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 397 499 07
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Thanks to attempts by Nero's successors to erase the memory of him, his Domus Aurea ironically was preserved. Our tour, in English, was led by an Italian archaeologist who was very excited to explain and describe all that we saw. My family and I visited in early June, during which the outside temperature was hovering around 90 degrees; we brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

A fascinating underground tour of the archaeological site of Nero's over the top luxury entertainment palace that was almost totally destroyed by his successors who wanted to erase all signs of the emperor's excesses following his death.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A must see!!!! Go under the earth and find an amazing palace!! This amazing guided tour at Neros golden house took was a highlight for our trip. You are guided for 60-90 minutes of one of the archaeologists who is working during the weeks in this excavation when it is not open for the publics. A very interesting and facinating... More 

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Address: Via della Domus Aurea, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06 397 499 07
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Monti

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