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“A great and unexpected find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
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Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Tour
Ranked #18 of 1,455 things to do in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great and unexpected find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Didnt know about this until found it on tripadvisor.

Really brought ancient Rome to life through creative combination of actual archaeological remains and sophisticated lighting and sound effects. Really two attractions in one - the villa itself and then a detailed explanation of trajan's column.

Perhaps a little long at 90 mins, even then at times we were being rushed through when we could have lingered.

Booking was easy for us though other reviewers have complained - even though website showed fully booked for the day we turned up in person at 2pm and were able to buy tickets for a 4pm English language tour not actually listed online.

Well worth the experience - for our kids anyway it was more fun than wandering around the foro, comparable to the colliseum.

Looks like they could make more of it,not least the gift shop which is rudimentary.

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Chandigarh, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A Peep Into The Past”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited June 2014
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Lommel, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Most Effective Way to Learn about Ancient Rome Housing”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2014
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Ireland
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A step back in time, with a difference.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Do not miss it.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited August 2014
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