Guided tour

Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Walking Tour

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Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 36.93 per person

Explore Domus Aurea, the sumptuous home built at the behest of Roman Emperor Nero, on a guided walking tour. Visit what remains of the site and learn about its colorful history with an official guide.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Audio guide included
Italian, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Nero’s Golden House, the Domus Aurea, and marvel at its luxurious past
  • Get the most out of your experience on a walking tour with an official guide
  • Learn about the site's wild history and the excavations taking place there today
  • See the remains of former luxuries including intricate frescos and marble walls
  • Hear about the site's underground lakes, spa baths, and rotating dining room
Full description

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.

Meet your guide at the meeting point and exchange your voucher for your entrance tickets.

Then, 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."

Includes
  • Reserved entrance to Domus Aurea
  • Guided walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance to Via di Domus Aurea to exchange your voucher for an entry ticket. Show your voucher to the Touristation staff carrying an orange umbrella next to the gate.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Passport or ID card for children

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Value for money
    4.2/5

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June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022

we booked for 14.45 and on the reservation it was written to arrive a quarter of an hour earlier, so at 14.30. In fact, when we arrived there they told us that we would enter at 15 because 14.45 was already inclusive of the 15 minutes before. If there had not been 36 degrees and no urban furniture useful for waiting in the sun, the problem could have been less. Not to mention the itinerant orange umbrella where you can pick up the ticket. What then one wonders .. but if I booked online why does the planet still have to endure the paper printing of something that no one will use? They have not even looked at the tickets .. which among other things cost 15 euros each, but I paid 70 and passes ... For the rest, however, an exceptional visit with a very prepared guide. A tip: on the booking site write that inside there are 15 degrees less so maybe people organize themselves ... someone who knew had brought a duvet.

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June 20, 2022

Product ID: 411719