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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
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Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Tour
Ranked #18 of 1,515 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

After reviewing the good recommendations from Trip Advisors, we decided to see this museum. The exhibition is interesting. The only thing I want to mention is buying tickets. We read from Palazzo Valentini’s own website that the admission is 10 Euro and the booking fee is an addition of 1.5 Euro per person. Since we have a group of 10 people, we thought we would buy the tickets when we get there and will only pay 10 Euro each person. No, No. They do not sell tickets at the entrance. All visitors need to either book the tickets on line or by telephone, in another word, the 1.5 Euro per person booking fee is to be paid one way or another. We end up booking the tickets on line and going back the next day.

Visited February 2013
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Rome, Italy
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“Interesting but not all rooms working”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

The exhibition was interesting especially in some of the projections we were shown to help better visualise what the house would have looked like when it was being used. Unfortunately many of the rooms were not working with the sound and light projection system so we had to rely on a guide to point things out to us. Our guide did not seem to speak very good english so we did not get much out of most of the rooms. (Note that we joined the english tour so we did expect decent english). Perhaps when/if it gets fixed this will be more worthwhile to visit, however as i saw it I would not recommend this.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Insight into living in Ancient Rome”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This a very interesting tour showing the remains of a Roman Mansion and also a virtual presentation of how it might have looked when occupied in the 2nd century. Our tour guide had adequate rather than fluent English which made some of the details less than clear, and deterred one from asking any questions, but the audio commentary was in clear English. It is advisable to book ahead as the tour groups are small.

Visited March 2013
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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“Interesting but.....”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We had great expectations, after reading the Tripadvisor comments and after twice failing to get in (it is not clear how to get tickets - finally one of the guards / policemen that stands outside the Palazzo (government office) said to call the telephone number). After sorting out booking the tickets (by telephone - i must say it was one of the best automatic telephone queuing services i have used) we did enjoy the tour of the excavation.
Standing directly above the ruins, on a glass floor, was disorientating. Our main complaint was that we did not have enough time in each section. Lights went on and off and if you were not in the right position you missed the object being talked about. An extra 5 minutes in each room with all the lights on would have made the experience complete for us.
It is an interesting tour. They deserve recognition for the way the ruins are preserved and creating an innovative tour but we do not think it deserves the hype.

Visited March 2013
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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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“Fantastic tour”
Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

After seeing this being posted as the #3 thing to do in Rome we decide to check it out and only 10 euros we didnt expect what we saw. It was an incredible tour! Highly recommend it!!

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