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Address: Via Cesare Battisti 15, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Old boys trip to Tuscany!!

Another little gem walking around Lucca. The lady was very knowledgeable about the history of the house & Lucca, spoke very good English as well. It is followed by a short film... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Ossie D
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small place about 10 feet underground. There really isn't a lot to see and one has to use your imagination but the introductory movie was good and the lady providing the talk was well informed. Apparently a Roman Coin was found at the site and it is now under government control but they include a copy... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Another little gem walking around Lucca. The lady was very knowledgeable about the history of the house & Lucca, spoke very good English as well. It is followed by a short film, and all for 3Euros- bargain !!

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

To be honest, I’d start by asking yourself a simple question, “Is the history of Rome of interest to me”? I ask this simply because I don’t believe that most tourists’ primary reason for visiting Lucca – is to delve into its Roman past. So if you aren’t a fan of Rome in its magnificent heyday, you may be a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I heard this was a good spot for some local history and I must say I enjoyed the time. You don't need a lot of time and it was €3 for a short film and tour. The woman was great. She spoke English and was very knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

The visit starts with an 8 minute film ( in Italian with English subtitles). We were then given a tour of the site (where the remains of a Roman house was discovered) by one of the staff at the Domus. She was engaged, interested, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the site and The history associated with it. Well worth a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Had to join my small tour group late. Was given a place to rest before re-joining the group. Generous samples of "what the Romans ate" were simple and delicious!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were eager to see some more of the Roman heritage of Lucca - we have a special interest in Roman architecture. We went there at 3 pm, when the site was supposed to open, and rang the doorbell - nothing. We waited for a few minutes (in the pouring rain) in the hope that someone might turn up. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I found this museum while walking around Piazza San Michele by chance and it turn out to be my little discovery in Lucca. The archaeological site Domus Romana was discovered in 2010 and the museum was opened 2 years later. As this is a very young museum, you might not find it in guide books and it is still not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

This small private museum is certainly worth the very small fee of 3 euros. Imagine finding the remains of a Roman house when renovating - it all began there. The story is told with great interest and it is worth asking for the English description of what you are seeing. Amazing!

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Snowmass, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The evening tour of this small but immensely interesting excavation of a Roman home was one of the highlights of our time in Lucca. The museum is so well done and the tour led by a guide was fascinating. The quaility of the tour and the place is very high. We had made reservations for 6 for the tour and... More 

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