Domus Aurea Tour in Rome with virtual reality experience

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Explore the Nero's Domus Aurea with vast halls adorned with frescoes that whisper stories of a bygone era. Prepare to be astounded by the opulence and artistic legacy of this once-lost palace.

Highlights

  • Discover with our local guide the secrets stories of Nero's Domus Aurea
  • Retrace the life of Emperor Nero until his suicide
  • Explore the largest active archaeological site of Ancient Rome

Description

Embark on an extraordinary journey through time and immerse yourself in the lost grandeur of Nero's Domus Aurea, Rome's most extravagant palace. Join our exclusive small-group tour and step into a virtual reality experience that transports you back to the 1st century AD. Wander through the opulent halls, grand portico, and gardens of the palace, aptly nicknamed 'Golden House' for its shimmering decorations. Explore the unearthed sections of the Domus Aurea, including dining rooms, bedrooms, and even an artificial pond. Delve into the tragic story of Emperor Nero, whose reign was marked by both lavish indulgence and growing unpopularity. Separate fact from fiction with your expert guide, debunking myths surrounding the infamous fire of 64 AD. Visit the largest active excavation site in Rome, where the Domus Aurea is slowly being revealed. Witness ongoing restoration efforts and admire the surviving frescoes, remnants of the palace's artistic legacy. Discover the fascinating 'grotesque' art style inspired by these rediscoveries during the Renaissance. Explore the connection between the Domus Aurea and the Colosseum, built on the site of Nero's artificial lake. Understand the political motivations behind the 'Damnatio Memoriae' – the deliberate erasure of Nero's memory after his death. Experience the Domus Aurea in a completely new way through VR technology.

Includes

Domus Aurea skip-the-line tickets with direct access to the site. A licensed English-speaker guide expert in history or archaeology. Any of your additional needs or interest requested at our office in advance will be considered and granted by our team.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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