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“A Peep Into The Past”

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
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Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Tour
Ranked #23 of 1,874 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a unique attraction in Rome. It literally illuminates the lives and society of ancient Rome.
Walking on a glass floor is eerie and scary at first but then you are so engrossed in the narration that you almost forget.
Its not for those with mobility issues since you descend two floors of steps. Also its very important to book in advance for the language of your choice since numbers are very limited in each tour.
I would specially recommend this tour for families with children over 7-8 years of age. it is a wonderful mix of history, archaeology, sociology and multimedia!

1  Thank cleo30
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We ordered our 1:30 pm guided tour tickets at 11:00 am for 28 euro (1 adult + 2 teens) at the reception desk. Maximum 15 visitors can join the 90 minutes tour.
The first half of the tour consists of walking over different areas in- and outside an Ancient Rome Family House. The methods used to let you observe and to inform you are very effective: a narrator voice, glass floors, lighting, laser projections, sounds: all perfectly organized and synchronized to get a very good understanding of how (wealthy) families lived in the Ancient Rome and how their houses (incl. baths, sauna, ...) were constructed.
The second half of the tour consists of a detailed explanation of Trajan's Column where you can sit down and watch a large screen. Very interesting and at times amusing stories.
Highly recommended.

2  Thank Eric-Jan
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This tour takes you underground to stand over the very house that once stood there in Ancient Rome. You walk on glass floors and the lighting, computer aided visuals and lasers bring to life what was once there. There is even sound to give you a real feel of what it was like to be in this grand house, with swimming pool, sauna, library, great rooms, etc. Most educational and in a clever way. Hard to believe you are in the very centre of Rome itself with the traffic and tourists outside when you are down here doing this archaeological experience. Well worth it, especially if you are a history buff.

3  Thank Mags5
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

The hotel concierge told us about this place or we would have probably not gone or allocated time from other major spots. We would have missed so much. I understand this is one of the latest excavations so the tour is fresh and new. The forum did not give us the idea of life in Ancient Rome as this place did. Loved it!

Thank VFrances
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Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Absolutely different then any other mueasum ever seen, If you miss this you will always regret. Wonderful projection with laser lights and awesome reconstruction of old times.

1  Thank jassi510
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