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.
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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.