Domus Aurea.

Official tour tickets.

Nero's 'Golden House' is still only open at weekends, and still may only be explored as part of a guided tour. The recently included virtual reality sections give an amazing insight into Ancient Roman life.
“The tour guide was excellent. We have visited the Domus Aurea before but did not clearly understand its design. Your tour guide explained everything very well. Please pass on our thanks”.

SP, United Kingdom.
“This is a stunning tour, with Federica an outstanding, energetic, knowledgeable guide”. Marco, United States.

“Most amazing tour. I have traveled a lot but this is the first time I have seen VR incorporated into a tour. Awesome!” AB, United States

October 2014 and, after eight years it is finally possible to see some of this incredible place, albeit it in a limited fashion for the time being. Emperor Nero's 'Golden House' was a staggeringly large and ornate palace, built in the heart of Rome as a place for pure entertainment, an estimated 300 rooms, none of which were for sleeping. The size is an estimate, as large areas remain unexcavated.

Restoration is ongoing (2018 was the projected time for all works to be finished) but at least there's now the possibility of seeing how things are progressing, as part of an official guided tour. Work largely stops at weekends and we're able to offer limited spaces on guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Please click on the calendar to see what's currently available.

All tours are fully-inclusive, all are skip-the-line. We try to arrange many different tours that take in the Domus Aurea, but availability is very limited - please use our calendar above to check what's available. We have some visitor information and history on this page.

4.7 stars out of 5 from 383 ratings. See all 272 reviews

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
ELizabeth Casaes, Brazil
7th Jul 2019
We love it and recommend for those who loves history and archeology
5 stars
S M-M, Germany
6th Jul 2019
I booked a visit last weekend. The timing was perfect; After I was at the entrance to make sure I had the proper documents, I was offered to show up just some minutes prior to the begin. Our guide (Chiara) was a real plesure. Very well informed, friendly and motivated. The 3D-googles provided a phantastic experience within the tour. I will be back with my family.
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

After many years of being closed due to instability, many areas of the Domus Aurea - Nero's Golden House in Rome - are once more open to visitors. Restoration work is ongoing and, until works are finished, these tours only run at weekends.
A fully-guided tour (that also includes some state-of-the-art virtual reality elements) is run by our own expert guides - you can get a glimpse of what to expect in this short video.