Rome: Domus Aurea Guided Group Tour

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Explore Nero's incredible Golden House and relive the excesses of this ancient emperor on an exciting walking tour of one of the most exciting active excavation sites in Rome.

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Highlights

  • See the excavated ruins at Nero’s Golden House
  • Learn about the Domus Aurea up to the Renaissance
  • Get an inside look at the life and times of Nero
  • Marvel at incredible architecture and jaw-dropping frescoes

Description

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to explore one of the most exclusive ancient sites in Rome throughout a special guided visit to the opulent Golden House of Nero. Experience the magnificent architecture of the notorious emperor’s vast palace, which was a vivid symbol of his immense ego. After a fire devastated the capital of the Roman Empire in 64 A.D., the emperor had his architects fashion an immense dwelling over the smoldering remains of the devastated city. What they came up with was awe-inspiring, with scarcely believable highlights including a rotating dining room open to the starry night sky and a massive artificial lake. In 68 A.D., the emperor’s wicked ways caught up with him and he was forced to commit suicide. Nero’s immense party pad was bulldozed by his successors in an attempt to erase the memory of the despised despot almost before the paint had even dried. His artificial lake was also filled in, in its place the Flavian Amphitheatre was erected only a few years later. The fabulous Domus Aurea, with its wonderful succession of spacious rooms and soaring vaults decorated with stunning frescoes, lay buried and forgotten for centuries beneath the earth. After a long and meticulous restoration, the surviving rooms of Nero’s Golden House are once again open to visitors. As you make your exciting descent into the eerie excavated remains of Nero’s Golden House today, you’ll be journeying back in time to the extravagant heyday of the Roman empire. Learn all about the fascinating life and times of Nero in the company of a guide.

Includes

Exclusive access to the Domus Aurea Virtual Reality Experience English-speaking, archaeologist guide Tickets and reservation fees

Important Information

  • This is a walking tour with steps, staircases, and uneven surfaces, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please let the activity provider know during the booking process if any travelers have mobility concerns so that they can make accommodations • To obtain a student discount, a valid student ID must be shown on the day of the tour. If a student does not have valid student ID, they may be changed the full ticket price for entry which must be paid on the day of the tour

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This activity is non-refundable

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