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“Great introduction to Roman Lucca”
Review of Domus Romana

Domus Romana
Ranked #26 of 144 things to do in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Domus Romana may be small but the friendly staff and clear explanation more than make up for this. I now understand how the Roman city was laid out, and viewed the streets of Lucca in a different way after my visit. The archaeological site is just one corner of a house and portico - there must be so much more to discover just metres under today's Lucca.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

This is quite a small museum, but worth seeing as it teaches you about the history of Lucca and the service is fantastic. We were the only ones there at the time and the woman there took us to watch a short film, then apologised for her (fantastic) English before give us a tour all to us, explaining about the layout of the Roman town and the artefacts on show. If you've got half an hour, pop in before heading to see where the old Roman amphitheatre was at Piazza Anfiteatro.

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Reviewed 15 September 2013

I've never written a review on Tripadvisor before but after visiting Domus Romana, Lucca today I felt compelled to as I was so impressed the service we received there.

My mother and I popped in on a rather rainy day in September and were greeted by a lovely woman called Simone, we paid the small price of 3 Euros to watch an 8 minute documentary that contextualized the museum and the excavation. After the video Simone spent over an hour talking us through the excavation site, her English was brilliant and she was able to answer all of our questions.

If we had not had Simone doing such a fantastic job of bringing the history to life then I think that the small Museum would be less interesting and text-heavy. Therefore, I would suggest popping in before your visit to see if this could be arranged. I understand that another lady who works with Simone speaks very good French so this my suit your needs better.

We really enjoyed the Museum and 3 Euros was an incredible price to pay for over an hour and a guided tour that really brought the Roman city to life.

(Alice, London, UK)

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Domus Romana L, Direttore at Domus Romana, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Hello Alice! I remember very well about you ,and also your mother.Thanks so much for your review is important for us to continue. Greetings.Simona.

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The main thing this very small archaeological site is lacking is trained personnel. There were two people working there (and no one else visiting) when we went. One did not even attempt to speak English. The other one, in his early twenties, warned us that his English was "terrible", then went on to basically recite incomprehensibly what was written on the descriptions. He was unable to answer any questions. When he was done, he went back to texting and seemed annoyed when we returned to ask him a question. When we said goodbye, he replied without looking up from his phone. Luckily it costs only 3 euros.

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Domus Romana L, Direttore at Domus Romana, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2013
Google Translation

Siamo spiacenti che l'accoglienza non sia stata di Vostro gradimento. Vogliamo sottolineare che la Domus mette a disposizione i suoi spazi per lo stage riservato ai ragazzi studenti, provenienti dal settore turistico. Siamo felici di ospitare questi giovani dando loro la possibilità di fare esperienza direttamente nel campo lavorativo, fiduciosi di un loro miglioramento. Speriamo di poter accoglierVi nuovamente con una professionalità adeguata. Le vostre critiche sono un incentivo a migliorare. Grazie. La Direzione

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Reviewed 22 June 2013

A few rooms with some remains of the foundation of a Roman domus. No objects. Lots of text, not much to see. Thinknof something else.

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