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Address: Via Cesare Battisti 15, Lucca, Italy
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A hidden gem of Lucca!

I found this museum while walking around Piazza San Michele by chance and it turn out to be my little discovery in Lucca. The archaeological site Domus Romana was discovered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this museum while walking around Piazza San Michele by chance and it turn out to be my little discovery in Lucca. The archaeological site Domus Romana was discovered in 2010 and the museum was opened 2 years later. As this is a very young museum, you might not find it in guide books and it is still not... More 

Thank niki101
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This small private museum is certainly worth the very small fee of 3 euros. Imagine finding the remains of a Roman house when renovating - it all began there. The story is told with great interest and it is worth asking for the English description of what you are seeing. Amazing!

Thank helsaAustralia
Snowmass, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The evening tour of this small but immensely interesting excavation of a Roman home was one of the highlights of our time in Lucca. The museum is so well done and the tour led by a guide was fascinating. The quaility of the tour and the place is very high. We had made reservations for 6 for the tour and... More 

Thank Suzanna080
Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

As mentioned, this is a small museum in a cellar featuring excavated remains of medieval foundations and a Roman villa. As mentioned the original finds are not insitu but there are reproductions. I agree with previous reviews that admission was very inexpensive and we had an excellent tour of the museum in English. Great activity lasting less than an hour.

Thank Trvlwithkid
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

This is a small, but very interesting relic of Lucca's Roman past. Found as part of modern excavations to build a basement wine cellar it turns out to have been the site of a Roman villa (of an important dignitary) which had its own wine cellar, which can now be seen. The visit comprises two parts. First, an informative film... More 

Thank RX61
Lucca, Italy
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As the name imply, this archeological site, based in the foundation of an old building/palace, provide a quick although superficial inside to the remaining of a Roman Domus (home) of the early Lucca settlements. Good explanation is patiently provided and the ticket price of three euro is really a little more than a token of appreciation. Children below 10 enters... More 

Thank Goodbirds
Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I stumbled about this museum walking the streets of Lucca. I was the only visitor throughout my time in the museum, it's private and I'm assuming not too known. It brings into light a different perspective of the city, reminding that there once was a Roman past and not only a Medieval or Renaissance one. For 3 euros, you watch... More 

Thank Kevin M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A small but well arranged exhibition built around the recent excavation of a Roman House. I had a tour in Italian with the guide and then looked around on my own. A short introductory film has English subtitles, and signage is in Italian and English. Well worth a visit to understand Roman Lucca, and how it sat in the city... More 

Thank Louise M
Peaks Island, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I only wish we had visited here in 2014 on our first stay in Lucca. I read about it on tripadvisor and sought it out on this visit. Domus Romana is a small private museum that was opened in 2012 after two years of careful archaeological excavation showing now the remains of 2,000 years of Lucca's history. All of the... More 

2 Thank sealights99
Willunga, Australia
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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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