Archaeological tours

Domus Aurea tour with priority entrance and virtual reality

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Availability: Saturday and Sunday
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Explore one of Rome’s fundamental historical heritages and the largest imperial residence in the world
  • Discover the site's history and learn about the tumultuous events surrounding its construction
  • Marvel at the stunning ancient frescos and marble-decorated walls, and visit the underground lakes
  • Dive into the history of Nero's Golden House thanks to an immersive reality experience, multimedia installations and video commentary
What to expect

Discover the Domus Aurea – Rome’s imperial residence, designed by Emperor Nero – and dive into the history of one of the most interesting and complex buildings ever built.

Centuries ago, walking down its corridors and through its rooms, you could marvel at the mosaics, marble furnishings, and you could even walk straight into a rotating dining room that continuously covered the guests with flower petals and perfume. Some of these wonders even remain intact today!

Artists and prominent historical figures like Michelangelo, Casanova, the Marquis de Sade and many others contributed to decorating this unique palace, with numerous frescoes, ceilings and vaults. The imperial residence is now an active archaeological site that, at the weekends, you have the chance to visit and uncover.

In addition to the traditional tour, an innovative project has been created to make sure that your visit of the Domus Aurea is as complete as it can be: the 12-step guided tour is combined with Oculus Rift virtual reality and video narration to improve the visitor’s immersive experience inside the history of this captivating archaeological area.

Thanks to multimedia installations, video mapping and virtual reality, the visit to the Domus Aurea has become an experience like no other; a true voyage through time and the fascinating enhancement of one of Rome’s fundamental cultural heritages.

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What's included
  • Musement assistance at the meeting point
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Domus Aurea, Nero's Golden House
  • 1-hour guided tour with Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets
Reduced price
  • Children (0-6 years): reduced
Where

Viale del Monte Oppio, 00184 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the entrance of park 'Colle Oppio' at the corner between Via Nicola Salvi and Via Labicana. You'll find a Musement representative waiting to welcome you and escort you inside.

What to remember
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the selected time
  • We recommend you wear comfortable shoes
  • Inside the site, the temperature is often considerably lower than outside so please dress accordingly
  • We don't recommend the use of the Oculus Rift for children under 13 or people with epilepsy
  • Bookings cannot be modified or refunded
  • Please note: From 24 March 2020 to 10 January 2021, due to the exhibition "Raphael and the Domus Aurea, The invention of the Grotesques" the entrance ticket to the Domus Aurea will be increased by €6. The integration of the ticket allows you to visit the exhibition set up in the Aula Ottagona
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When

Saturday and Sunday:

  • English tour at 1.20pm
  • Italian tour at 2.05pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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