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A little gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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Lucca, Italy
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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 

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Florence, Italy
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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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London
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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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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
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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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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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