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“A must” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Via IV Novembre 119/A, 00187 Rome, Italy
+39 06 32810
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Ranked #3 of 729 Attractions in Rome
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hull, UK
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Went here on day 2 a must if you want the full rome experience. Went for the sunday service and was bleesed by the pope what more can you ask for

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“The secret treasure of Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I did not hear about it before, but my hosts in Rome invited me to see Le Domus Romane. It was a very nice surprise, as it is perfectly designed, showing both context and details, giving a full picture of the history of the area. Roman riuns meet 21th century multimedia - and the result is phantastic! Entry is 10 EUR, certainly worth it!

Visited December 2011
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“Fusing the old with the new”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The archeological remains of Rome's ancient baths and houses have been uncovered below street level, this place once belonged to the great "domus" of ancient Rome.

What is different about this place from all the other ruins in Rome is they managed to integrate modern technology by presenting virtual reconstructions through graphics and videos -- you can literally picture yourself as if you were taken back in imperial Rome. Walls, rooms, kitchens, decorations are seen in pure form and living color. All through the 1+ hour tour, I kept saying, "how did they do that?!"

The Palazzo is still fully operational and has government offices that surrounds the archeological museum. There are guards standing at the entrance that will question you, just tell them that you're here to buy tickets or that you are taking the tour. We tried buying tickets online but their website isn't very user friendly and very slow.

A very interesting history lesson for 9.50 euro/person and kept us dry from the unpredictable weather! the only sad thing is, taking photos are not allowed inside.

Visited October 2012
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“Very interesting- but not good if you are claustrophobic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The media show is very well done and the location is fascinating. Only issue was that the rooms are very dark when you are going from one room to the next, so some group members took so long to creep their way along, that you missed out on the intro in the next room. The room with the 3D display at the end is tiny, so if you don't like enclosed spaces you might like to skip this.

You definitely have to reserve well in advance, as only small groups are allowed. The website for ticket reservations doesn't seem to work well, so call to reserve.

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“Unusual and enjoyable tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Never heard of this place until I loaded the Trip Advisor app. We had to fight our way around police road blocks (there was an anti-austerity protest on) to get there but it was worth the effort. A very enjoyable visit though not my personal favourite in Rome. Particularly enjoyed the film at the end explaining Trajans column. Remember you have to book in advance.

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