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Domus Romana

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Address: Via Cesare Battisti 15, 55100, Lucca, Italy
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Pleasant little stop

I heard this was a good spot for some local history and I must say I enjoyed the time. You don't need a lot of time and it was €3 for a short film and tour. The woman was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard this was a good spot for some local history and I must say I enjoyed the time. You don't need a lot of time and it was €3 for a short film and tour. The woman was great. She spoke English and was very knowledgeable.

Thank Jacqueline C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The visit starts with an 8 minute film ( in Italian with English subtitles). We were then given a tour of the site (where the remains of a Roman house was discovered) by one of the staff at the Domus. She was engaged, interested, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the site and The history associated with it. Well worth a... More 

Thank docinedinburgh
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Had to join my small tour group late. Was given a place to rest before re-joining the group. Generous samples of "what the Romans ate" were simple and delicious!

Thank luckytraveler31
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

We were eager to see some more of the Roman heritage of Lucca - we have a special interest in Roman architecture. We went there at 3 pm, when the site was supposed to open, and rang the doorbell - nothing. We waited for a few minutes (in the pouring rain) in the hope that someone might turn up. We... More 

Thank maribershtein
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

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 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 

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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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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