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“A must when in Rome”

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
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Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Tour
Ranked #18 of 1,503 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
MALTA, Europe
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A must when in Rome”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This was a very pleasant experience. I must say that for my two teens this was the highlight of their trip to Rome. For those like me who can't easily imagine the original place from ruins, here you won't find any problem at all. With the help of modern technology, the ruins in each room are transformed in what the place used to be. The commentary was so in detailed that one could easily be transported in that era!!!

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Romina R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worthwhile visit”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We visited this exhibit after reading Tripadvisor reviews, and were really pleased we did.

The exhibit is an interactive experience, showcasing the remains of a Roman house. It is slightly Disney-esque, but this is easy to forgive as the beauty of the house comes to life.

Rome is a wonderful city, but especially after the Roman Forum, it can be hard to visualise exactly what the city looked like. This exhibit helps those of us who struggle with visualisation to imagine how it looked.

It's best to book in advance, and check out exactly where it is, as it is slightly strangely situated, just behind Trajan's Column. The only drawback is the staff could have been friendlier and a little more helpful, but I would certainly recommend a visit.

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San Diego, California
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Amazing attraction, but not #3”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

this is a very interesting way to visualize how a rich families mansion looked in Roman times. Using modern technology to complete the ruins a unique perspective is given. Additionally at the end of the tour their is a documentary and a view of Trajan's Column. Not suited for very young kids. Overall, Highly recommended, but shouldn't make the top 5 sites in Rome

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I loved it and my 8 year old loved it - what else is there to say - we will go back.

It was extremely interesting and educational in that they have skillfully digitally recreated the house and you walk on glass over the ruins- a definite highlight of our trip !!! Be warned though you need to book several weeks in advance - as the groups are very small and there are only a few English sessions per day. Also leave extra time to find it - hidden in the middle of civic buildings.

A definite must in Rome!!!

Visited May 2014
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brings ruins to life!”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Decided to visit on basis of other Trip Advisor reviews - and weren't disappointed! Even the two teenage girls in our family group stayed interested throughout the tour. You could actually imagine life in Roman times as the recorded commentary perfectly complimented the lighting 'projections' on the floor & walls, and because you were only in a small group you never felt the pressure of the crowds at other archeological sites. We had pre-booked and I would suggest this is probably essential as people were being turned away on the door. Definitely not to be missed!

Visited June 2014
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