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Domus Romana

Address: Via Cesare Battisti 15, Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #30 of 44 Attractions in Lucca
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Willunga, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There is not much left of Roman Lucca but this little museum gives a good introduction to what the Roman town would have been like. They do a very good job with minimal remains of a Roman house (domus) and the 8 minute movie is worth the 3 E entrance cost. The very friendly lady who was on the desk... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Although it has to be said that there is not much to show , we were shown around the little museum by a friendly informative lady who spoke pretty good English despite her protestations to the contrary. The short film of the history of the city was also informative without being boring.

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Wells, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Domus Romana may be small but the friendly staff and clear explanation more than make up for this. I now understand how the Roman city was laid out, and viewed the streets of Lucca in a different way after my visit. The archaeological site is just one corner of a house and portico - there must be so much more... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is quite a small museum, but worth seeing as it teaches you about the history of Lucca and the service is fantastic. We were the only ones there at the time and the woman there took us to watch a short film, then apologised for her (fantastic) English before give us a tour all to us, explaining about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I've never written a review on Tripadvisor before but after visiting Domus Romana, Lucca today I felt compelled to as I was so impressed the service we received there. My mother and I popped in on a rather rainy day in September and were greeted by a lovely woman called Simone, we paid the small price of 3 Euros to... More 

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Domus Romana L, Direttore at Domus Romana, responded to this review

Hello Alice! I remember very well about you ,and also your mother.Thanks so much for your review is important for us to continue. Greetings.Simona. More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The main thing this very small archaeological site is lacking is trained personnel. There were two people working there (and no one else visiting) when we went. One did not even attempt to speak English. The other one, in his early twenties, warned us that his English was "terrible", then went on to basically recite incomprehensibly what was written on... More 

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Siamo spiacenti che l'accoglienza non sia stata di Vostro gradimento. Vogliamo sottolineare che la Domus mette a disposizione i suoi... More 

Helsinki, Finland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

A few rooms with some remains of the foundation of a Roman domus. No objects. Lots of text, not much to see. Thinknof something else.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Roman what? this is a clear fake, the cellars of a renaissance baroque palace transformed into a Roman house, little parts of walls in a constant presence of cement. Good to be a restaurant and we would not miss it. As a museum, it really lacks everything. Especially from the Roman point of view. Bitterly disappointing. English on leaflets is... More 

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Domus Romana L, Direttore at Domus Romana, responded to this review
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Vogliamo sottolineare che i reperti storici visibili nel sito archeologico della Domus Romana di Lucca sono stati portati alla luce... More 

Barga, Italy
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126 reviews 126 reviews
32 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

we found Domus Romana (latin for "Roman Home") as we walked out of Palazzo Pfanner (another attractive place to visit in Lucca). We were surprised to see it, as it opened less than 4 weeks ago. The archeological excavations at the bottom of this house brought to the light -about 3 m below the current street level- the foundations of... More 

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