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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

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Address: Via Foro Traiano 85 | In front of the colonna Traianus, 00187 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 2276 1280
9:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A really good museum

This museum was recommended to me by a friend who is an Ancient History scholar. The 90 minute tour was fascinating ...one of the mot interesting places I visited in Rome. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum was recommended to me by a friend who is an Ancient History scholar. The 90 minute tour was fascinating ...one of the mot interesting places I visited in Rome. It shows, through a glass floor, a Roman house and by using a very clever 3D video display, you can see how the house was, at the time it... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would not recommend this unless you have done everything else in Rome! It was just OK. I would really recommend San Clemente church just south of the Colosseum if you are interested in going underground. I found staff to be surly also, which made things even less enjoyable.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am so very glad I booked this tour. Excellent, informative and very interesting. Also with the light effects. Weird to walk on the glass floor though :)

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little known site under the current police headquarters building is truly a dream for those who love ancient history. The attraction is a series of ancient Roman villas which were discovered beneath the present building. The guided tour includes an underground walk, viewing the buildings from a transparent bridge/floor. There are digital reconstructions and video of the area to... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In this small museum you see palace ruins that are the best preserved ruins we saw. For most of the ruins in Rome you really have to use your imagination to try to visualize what they might have looked like. Here not only are they better preserved, but also the format of the museum is excellent, using audio and visual... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is like the Disney world of Rome. Be sure to book in advance since they have limited spots. The tour is elaborate and detailed to contain visuals from the time and make you feel like you are in the Domus. Each room is like a new experience and the audio and visual guide really brings you into each room.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can book for the spanish tour. What a surprise! Interesting explanation about the excavation of an old manor house. You will change the way you see the Trajan's column... and maybe the Old Rome.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well worth a visit. Fascinating history. Booking essential. Small groups meant that it was easy to see everything and the guide was most informative.

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Pasadena, California
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A birds eye view of life in a posh palace. The holograms really add dimension to the experience. My only complaint was that it could be shortened by 15 minutes.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't able to get in here during our time in Rome. They were booked for the day and then closed for the next two... too bad for us. But really unfortunate that they don't have enough availability.

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