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  • Address: Via della Domus Aurea,1, 00184, Rome, Italy
  • Hours: Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Admission: €12

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Golden House of Nero (Domus Aurea) Tours

The ancient home of Emperor Nero, also known as ‘golden house,’ the residence was built after a massive fire in 64 AD. At the time it covered nearly one third of the city of Rome and was named after the gold that covered its facade. It is estimated, however, that only 20 percent of the original structure still stands today. Remains of the frescoed walls and once gem-studded ceilings show the remains of this part of ancient Roman history. 

It was designed primarily for entertainment, at one time having more than 300 rooms with no bedrooms for living and sleeping. It was once exquisitely decorated in over-the-top marble, ivory, mosaics, and grand fountains. In its prime there was also a massive garden complex with an artificial lake at its center. Its vaults once contained treasures from conquered Eastern cities. Today only around 30 rooms are open to the public, where visitors can view architecture and art from more than 2,000 years ago.

Practical Info

The Domus Aurea workshop is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. It is accessible via guided tour at a cost of 12 euros, with the last entry at 3:45 pm. The closest Metro stop is Colosseo.

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Colosseum and Hard Hat Tour of Emperor Nero's Golden Palace, Rome, null
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Colosseum and Hard Hat Tour of Emperor Nero's Golden Palace

Grab a hard hat and join this shared tour for a special visit to Nero’s ‘Golden Palace’. The 300-room pleasure palace once boasted rooms decorated in gold and ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)

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Nero's Palace Tour with Colosseum and Ancient City Tours, Rome, Cultural Tours
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Nero's Palace Tour with Colosseum and Ancient City Tours

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Explore the Colosseum and the Roman Forum before climbing Palatine Hill to see the very sites where ancient Rome was founded. Then descend into Nero’s ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Airport Transfer Arrivals Plus Tour of Rome, Rome, Cultural Tours
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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 ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $245.58
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Rome City Small-Group Electric-Assist Bicycle Tour

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Enjoy the best of Rome on a four-hour bike tour with a local guide. Cycle through Rome, discovering its ancient monuments, fancy shopping streets, beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.71

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