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Golden House of Nero (Domus Aurea) Tours and Tickets

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The Roman emperor Nero was not known for his restraint, and the Golden House (Domus Aurea) reflects his decadent taste and lifestyle. Built after Rome’s great fire in AD 64, the remains of this sumptuous pleasure palace, covering nearly one-third of the ancient city of Rome—dwarfing the nearby Colosseum—are now open to the public.

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Via della Domus Aurea,1, 00184, Rome, Italy
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Nero's Golden House restoration site tour+ VR experience

Nero's Golden House restoration site tour+ VR experience

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Thanks to new technology (VR OCULUS) and video narration you will visit Nero's Golden house's (the Domus Aurea) archeological restoration.These new technologies will be combined with the guided tour of the Domus Aurea’s site. Nero's Golden House (Domus Aurea) tour provides visual insights into how Emperor Nero's golden palace looked 2,000 years ago. The final result will be a true time travel , a sort of cognitive and emotional short circuit, something really innovative in the new technologies applied to the cultural heritage.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$42.96
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Domus Aurea Tour, The Golden House of Nero
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Domus Aurea Tour, The Golden House of Nero

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Step back in time to the era of Emperor Nero on this comprehensive tour of the Domus Aurea. Take a walk through the chambers of the building and learn about the architecture and frescoes through your guide's commentary. Cap off your experience with the use of augmented reality tools so you can see what the building looked like centuries ago.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.63
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Domus Aurea skip the line ticket + virtual reality

Domus Aurea skip the line ticket + virtual reality

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Visit the Golden House of Nero (Domus Aurea) with a prebooked ticket for a virtual reality tour. With a special VR headset, the Roman history of the site comes to life and you’ll experience the palace in its glory days. Listen to video commentary to get the lowdown on the lavish life of the Emperor Nero, and see the “Raphael and the Domus Aurea” exhibition — a gallery dedicated to the rediscovery of ancient paintings.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$38.67
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Domus Aurea Golden House of an Emperor Semi-Private Tour

Domus Aurea Golden House of an Emperor Semi-Private Tour

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The Domus Aurea was part of the project that Nero had devised to convert and transform Rome into a new city "Necropolis" following the Hellenistic model in the manner of Alexandria, this is, a city with an orthogonal plane with squares and wide rectilinear streets. With this same ideology, 60 years later, Emperor Hadrian built the gigantic Villa Tiburtina 30 km from Rome. The cave was covered with painted figures. Soon the word spread and the young Roman artists lowered themselves down inside the cave to admire the beautiful ancient frescoes. Today the frescoes are faded but were studied during the Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael. Raphael even took inspiration from the frescoes of the Domus Aurea for the making of the Vatican Loggia. Thanks to the discovery of these paintings, the artistic term "grotesque" was created. The construction of the Domus Aurea also known as the Golden House has been considered the most extravagant construction in the history of Rome.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$126.74
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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Open Bus tour of Rome

Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Open Bus tour of Rome

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Cover thousands of years of Roman history in a single, attraction-packed bus ride during this narrated hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Choose between one, two, and three-day options, and enjoy unlimited tours during whatever timeframe you select. Listen to enriching audio commentary available in five languages as you cruise between stops.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Nero's Golden Palace: with Colosseum
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Nero's Golden Palace: with Colosseum

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Explore Rome’s ancient sites on a half-day, small-group tour of Domus Aurea, or Nero’s ‘Golden House,’ the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Step into buried history with archeologist guides and use 3D glasses to see Nero’s palace as it once was, then hear stories about Rome's golden age as you walk through the heart of the ancient Roman Republic and Empire. This small-group tour includes all entrance fees and skip-the-line access.
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  • 3 hours
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$257.24
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Domus Aurea Exclusive Tour-The Golden House of Emperor Nero

Domus Aurea Exclusive Tour-The Golden House of Emperor Nero

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Discover the Domus Aurea of Emperor Nero during this skip-the-line, small-group guided tour of the ancient archeological site, which includes a virtual reality experience. Enrich your visit with live commentary as you explore the Oppio Hill and Colosseum Valley complex. Tours are capped at only 12 participants for a personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Airport Transfer Arrivals Plus Tour of Rome

Airport Transfer Arrivals Plus Tour of Rome

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At your service, the driver will wait you at the airport and bring you to your destination in Rome. Choose when you want to start your self-guided private-tour. The chauffeur can show you the most attractive places of the city at your arrival or when you prefer during your holidays in Rome. The service is available from 1 up to 8 passengers. No stress, no waste of time searching or waiting the taxi at the airport, know in advance how much you are going to spend. A professional driver (not a guide) will wait you at the airport to bring you wherever you want in Rome and than you will admire the city with a 3 hour private tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.95
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Domus Aurea Semi-Private Tour with Neighborhoods of the Colosseum

Domus Aurea Semi-Private Tour with Neighborhoods of the Colosseum

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The exhibition titled “Raphael and the invention of the grotesque” is a good chance to visit a small part of the immense Domus Aurea - the house of the famous emperor Nero - recently restored and reopened to the public. During an immersive exhibition, made with visual projections, you will discover what was Rome and what happened just before the construction of Colisseum. At the same time, you will learn about the Renaissance, when the forgotten roman paintings of the Domus Aurea, hidden underground for centuries, were suddenly rediscovered and copied by the best painters.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$138.56
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Golden House of Nero: Domus Aurea Guided Walking Tour
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Golden House of Nero: Domus Aurea Guided Walking Tour

Join an expert guide and discover the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, designed purely for pleasure by Emperor Nero. Hear about the history of the site and its former riches on a walking tour. Enter the Domus Aurea and discover what must have been one of the most aesthetically overwhelming buildings ever created, home to luxuries like mosaics, marble furnishings, and even a rotating dining room. As you walk with your official guide, learn about the extravagance of Nero and the Golden House, which included a colossal 120-foot statue of Nero in the vestibule. Marvel at the tales of luxury in a house where everything was coated with gold and adorned with gems, shells, and ivory. Find out about the on-site lake, fields, vineyards, pastures, and woods filled with all kinds of wild and domestic animals. At the end of your tour, you'll understand why Nero was so pleased with the house, declaring, "Finally I begin to live in a house worthy of a man.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.37
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Nero's Golden House restoration site tour

Nero's Golden House restoration site tour

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A guided tour of Domus Aurea’s archaeological restoration site enhanced by a new and innovative multimedia experience aimed to improve the scientific value of the site.The project has been realized focusing on new technologies as video narration. Rome's Domus Aurea will offer a tour to visitors into how Emperor Nero's golden palace looked 2,000 years ago. The final result will be a true time travel , a sort of cognitive and emotional short circuit, something really innovative in the new technologies applied to the cultural heritage. From 21st March 2021 to 7th January 2022 the ticket for the exhibition of Raffaello is included
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$53.70
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Domus Aurea Nero's Golden House Full Experience Group Tour

Domus Aurea Nero's Golden House Full Experience Group Tour

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After many years of being closed due to instability, many areas of the Domus Aurea - Nero's Golden House in Rome - is once more open to visitors. Restoration work is ongoing and, until works are finished, these tours only run at weekends. A fully-guided tour (that also includes some state-of-the-art virtual reality elements) is run by our own expert guides. Next come the first and second levels with continuous insight into how the enormous and spectacular celebrations that took place, and much more - you'll be spending around 75 minutes inside, ensuring you'll leave with plenty of knowledge and understanding to go with your countless photographs!
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$45.11
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Rome Appia Antica by Bike - The Queen of Roads

Rome Appia Antica by Bike - The Queen of Roads

5 km southwest from the city center, this 3-hour bike tour takes you back in the time of Ancient Rome. The road is one of the most famous and oldest sites, called "Regina Viarum" - The Queen of Roads, named after Claudius Appius Caecus who built it in 312 BC. Made of cobblestones and specifically built to transport supplies and soldiers to strategic points trough the empire. Much of the original way has been preserved to this day. It was also a huge burial site lined with tombs due to law that forbade burying the dead within the sacred belt of the city. We'll admire sites such as the Tomb of Scipio Family, the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, cross trough a park and enjoy the view on the Nympheum of Egeria and see the cenotaph of Annia Regilla, a second century Roman Lady whose assassination is still obscure. This tour brings back to the very origin of Rome where you will experience intensively the slow flow of the time that devours everything. A fresh bottle of water will be given to you!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.82
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GAY & LESBIAN Tour | Rome: the Colosseum under a gay light

GAY & LESBIAN Tour | Rome: the Colosseum under a gay light

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Colosseum represents the glory of the Roman Empire. The gladiators' discipline was very strict and it had a lot to do with sex restrictions and conduct. Emperors could decide of their lives and had complete supremacy on their freedom. The Palatine is also part of this tour.
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  • 3 hours
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$204.08
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Roman Basilicas and Holy Relics Tour

Roman Basilicas and Holy Relics Tour

You will start the tour in St. Peter’s square, where you will enter St Peter's Basilica, the church par excellence! Inside the great basilica the guide will let you discover the famous statue of Pietà by Michelangelo, Bernini's baldachin, the tomb of St. Peter, the tomb of Pope John Paul II and Christina of Sweden’s funeral monument. After that, the driver will pick-you up and you will be visiting the roman basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore; here you will be stunned by the gorgeous mosaics of the Middle Ages and sacred relics. Always with the driver, you will then continue with the visit of the Church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, here the guide will lead you to the discovery of a piece of the Cross of Christ and a spine of the Christ's crown. You will then venture underground. You will finally walk to the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, the most important cathedral of Rome. Here you will find the relics of Saints Peter and Paul, the ancient Cloister, and the Sancta Sanctorum.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.45
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