A private tour to discover Nero's Domus Aurea in Rome: the Golden House that testifies one of the Emperor's most extravagant projects.
In this private tour, you will be visiting one of the most unbelievable complexes of Ancient Rome – The Domus Aurea, which is one of Emperor Nero’s most extravagant projects.
Situated in the heart of ancient Rome, Domus Aurea is an enormous landscaped villa built after the Great Fire that destroyed two-thirds of Rome in AD 64. The name Domus Aurea means ‘Golden House’, which is literal because the hallways were decorated almost entirely in gold and precious stones.
This huge villa is extravagantly crafted, boasting many spacious rooms, an amphitheatre, a bath-gymnasium complex, artificial lake and even a market.
During its golden time, there were hundreds of statues, fountains, paintings and looted treasures from the cities of the Orient within this obnoxiously built residence.
After Nero’s death, his successors successfully concealed the existence of this entire Palace and its treasures until it resurfaced during the Renaissance period.
At that time, they tried to bury all trace of the palace, so hated by the population as built thanks to the plunder of the citizens of Rome.
Demolished to make space to the Baths of Trajan and deprived of its decorations, the Domus and its rich frescoes and lavish reliefs, remained hidden until the Renaissance.
Of the original complex, what is visible today is the pavilion below the Termal Baths, the building walls of the “Nero’s Ninfeo” and a part of the “Arcus Neroniani”.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
We suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
The price displayed refers to the minimum price per person, that will occur in the case of 6 people sharing the service.