This small group tour offers you the opportunity to discover the beauty of Domus Aurea, the residence of Nero. The emperor has built this enormous and luxurious complex after the fire in 64 CE. This great experience is becoming even better due to the skip the line access provided by this guided tour
Join our Small Group Tour of the Domus Aurea, and discover one of Rome's highlights. Visit Domus Aurea and discover its beauty, as a guide will provide you valuable and interesting information about the historical and cultural importance of this palace, a place that has influenced art development in the 18th century.
Even though the Golden Palace has become an embarrassment to Nero’s successors, and they tried to get rid of it, Domus Aurea has been a luxurious place during its glorious times. Nero has ordered the construction of a royal complex, which included great vineyards, pastures and woods, an artificial lake, treasures looted from the cities of the Orient. Moreover, the Golden Palace had precious ornaments. The walls were covered in fine varieties of marble, and the vaults were decorated with gold and precious stones. The variety of the monuments inside included a large statue of Nero himself.
Almost everyone knows that Nero was a cruel man, who also loved to immerse himself in luxury. Moreover, most of the Italians consider him a mad person.
This controversial historical figure gave the best parties ever, according to a repute archeologist. This affirmation is confirmed by the enormous and luxurious ballrooms, which had impressive modern mechanisms. For example, when Nero was hosting a party – and this happened very often – he overwhelmed his guests by releasing rose petals and perfume, as the ceiling of the hall revolved. A famous story says that once, a guest died asphyxiated by the scent coming from one of Nero’s extravagant parties. The legend says that he watched Rome burning down, as he was singing a song about Troy.
Visiting a famous tourist attraction can usually give you a headache only thinking about how much you will wait in a line. Forget about this, and take advantage of our ‘skip the line access’ to Domus Aurea. Furthermore, you will also benefit from the explanations of a professional guide, who is there for your education, but also entertainment.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.