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Domus Aurea, Rome

#31 of 519 in Historic Sites in Rome
Ruin · Historic Site
The Domus Aurea (Latin, "Golden House") was a vast landscaped complex built by the Emperor Nero largely on the Oppian Hill in the heart of ancient Rome after the great fire in 64 AD had destroyed a large part of the city.

It replaced and extended his Domus Transitoria that he had built as his first palace complex on the site.
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  • Always since a child wanted to visit Nero’s Golden House. Seems to now to be open at more times. It’s huge of course. Quite difficult to walk around ref the shingly surface, which is not helped by....  more »
  • The excavations of the Domus Aurea are far more extensive than when I first saw it in 2004. Much more to see and you can begin to appreciate the vastness of the building. Beware, however, if you...  more »
  • A great experience, to visit a lost imperial palace that must have been immensely luxurious. The virtual reality presentation is breathtaking. Our guide was a great expert and very friendly. It took nearly 1,5 hours, not too long for such a unique site.
  • Exceptional remains of an exceptional piece of history. A great destination for anyone interested in either history or the Roman Emperor Nero. To enter the ruins, it's required to book for the guided tour in advance. It's possible to buy tickets on thee spot, but it is most likely that you will find that they're of tickets. Also take care in finding the entrance, it is rather hidden ans if you're using maps, search for "Domus Aurea Entrance"

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