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“Domus Aurea”
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Domus Aurea
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Nero's Palace Tour with Colosseum and Ancient City Tours
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Colosseum and Hard Hat Tour of Emperor Nero's Golden Palace
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Owner description: The imperial estate of Nero was built in 64AD, which is comprised of a series of pavilions, set in an articulated garden with an artificial lake in its center.
Roma, Italia
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Domus Aurea”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

It means the Gold House. It was built under Empereur Nero (Nerone) and is only partially visible (actually is huge I have been told over 300 rooms). Originally was covered of gold (that is why was called Gold) and was the provate reaidence of this very discussed ruler. It was built by Celere and Severo architects but under direct control of Nero just after the great Rome fire and it was spanning over 250 hectares. To be seen ... call before to book for the visit.

2 Thank andreaoceandiver
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Rome, Italy
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“Ruderi di una meraviglia, Vestigies of a marvel”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

The Domus had to be a very unique and incredible place. The most important artist of the time of Nerone worked there. The place was lost and in the Renaissance artist discovered this place naming its painting as grottesque...it is a piece of story and of art. It is near the Colosseum but is it less known and less visited.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Quiet time in Rome”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We Originally went here, because we thought the map said Domus Arena, and we're a tad disappointed by the ruins we saw. However, that being said this is the Golden House of Nero and it was great just to experience being somewhere Nero was. For an Ancient History Geek its not one to miss!

In hindsight this nice little park would have been nice to have a little picnic in after visiting the Colosseum and the Roman Forum etc, get away from the busy tourists sites, somewhere nice and shady!

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Hopelaa
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Frascati, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“when I visited about ten years ago it was fabulous.”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Now apparently it's already falling to bits and needs repair, after only a decade of its opening ceremony. That's italy!

5 Thank venessamalachim
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Not Accessible”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Domus Aurea, or the Golden House of Nero, is not accessible due to unsturdy ceilings from what we were told. Even when people were allowed in previously, they had to wear hard hats. Basically there is a park area that encapsulates Domus Aurea these days. There is also a sign/entry that indicates that where you are is Domus Aurea. No other significant information is provided at the time we were there (April 2012).

Visited April 2012
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