An offical guided tour of the ongoing restoration works of Nero's 'Golden House', the Domus Aurea of Ancient Rome.
“Very interesting site and our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The 3D reconstruction was amazing we really enjoyed your tour thank you!”

JK, United Kingdom.
“One of the best tours available in Rome! Thrilling to be able to enter an archeological site and then to see the VR of the Domus. The video at the entrance is new and worth the stop to see the history of the site.”

MH, United States.

Domus Aurea.

Official guided tours.


Domus Aurea guided tour (includes e-book guide)

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A fully guided tour to view ongoing restoration at the Domus Aurea. Explore Nero's 'Golden Palace' and step back into Ancient Rome.

The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and is available in English, French or Spanish on Saturdays and Sundays only. Group sizes are restricted to 23 visitors, and you'll be accompanied at all times by an official guide. The only way to discover this wonder of opulent Ancient Rome is as part of a guided tour.

Part of the tour offers a unique immersion in the day to day (though far from ordinary!) life of this incredible space via a series of virtual-reality and multimedia interludes.

As of February 2017 the tours are even more special thanks to the introduction of multimedia presentations and 3D immersive technology that will give you the most amazing insights into the history of, and day to day happenings in, the Domus Aurea.

Please note that the 3D Oculus Rift headsets that are used as part of the virtual-reality time machine are not intended for prolonged use by children under the ages of 13, nor for anyone suffering from epilepsy or any serious eye conditions. Any and all multimedia commentaries are, for now, in English and Italian only.

The tour also includes a downloadable ebook guide in PDF, mobi and epub formats.

At a glance details:

  •     Voucher must be printed. You must print these vouchers in order to exchange them for your tickets - an email or a copy of the voucher on your phone or mobile device will not suffice.

  •     These are full skip-the-lines tickets, all fees and exhibitions included.

  •     Tours last approximately 75 minutes.

  •     Includes downloadable ebook guide.

  •     You'll meet at the main entrance to the Domus Aurea.

  •     The site is currently described as being 'partially accessible' to wheelchair users; given that restoration is ongoing, this tour is therefore not recommended.

  •     Please be sure to wear appropriate footwear and also take along a warm jacket, for the high levels of humidity underground as much as anything else.

    Domus Aurea guided tour (includes e-book guide)

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    5 stars
    LP, Spain
    9th Aug 2019
    5 stars
    JL, United States
    19th Jul 2019
    This was a highlight of my entire trip.
    5 stars
    CW, United States
    28th Jun 2019
    The visit was excellent, very educational and interesting. You helped me to get tickets when they weren’t available anywhere else
    5 stars
    JW, United States
    20th Jun 2019
    Excellent tour once you find the place
    5 stars
    MS, Costa Rica
    14th Jun 2019
    The tour was great, better than expected.
    5 stars
    MS, United States
    25th May 2019
    Hidden gem and really interesting. Anyone coming needs to Goggle site name to have a full understanding of what they are about to see. The coliseum was part of it and it was a lake at that time. Domus Area spread over much of the land of Rome at that time Tour guide was outstanding. Open only on weekends. Must get tickets in advance. Don't miss this. You will be stunned about what went on here. Goggle Domus Aurea and be prepared for a huge surprise