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Domus Aurea tour with priority entrance

Duration: up to 1 hour
Language: English, Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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

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 video narration to improve the visitor’s immersive experience inside the history of this captivating archaeological area.

Thanks to multimedia installations, and video mapping, 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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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

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


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.

Important to know

  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the selected time
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Inside the site, the temperature is often considerably lower than outside so please dress accordingly