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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

#17 of 1,429 things to do in Rome
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Address: via Foro Traiano 85 - 00186 Roma, 00187 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 32810
09:30 - 18:30
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Wed - Mon 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Bill C

An unexpected gem hidden away next to the Trajan column. It's an amazing experience; walking on glass floor plates over the excavation of the Roman villa underneath. When you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An unexpected gem hidden away next to the Trajan column. It's an amazing experience; walking on glass floor plates over the excavation of the Roman villa underneath. When you think that it's all over they show a film explaining the carvings on the Trajan column outside. Incredible informative of living in ancient Rome.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did all the familiar sights in Rome (and a few others) but this visit gave us the most complete picture of life in ancient Rome. I would also recommend a visit to the Case Romane del Celio which is a similar excavation of ancient Roman dwellings but presentation wise Le Domus Romane is in a different league. Its use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Palazzo Valentini is an amazing place. The reception area where you wait for your tour to begin tells you nothing of what you will experience a few minutes later: a walk through the mansion of some important merchant or senator from the time of the Roman Empire. The excavations are amazing, and the reconstruction work,through light and with an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just found this gem of a tour quite by chance when I was researching what to do in Rome with teenagers. Although my husband and I have been to Rome a couple of times before, we had not been here and it was certainly worth it! We booked our tour prior to arriving in Rome on the website. Enter at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a relatively new excavation of a wealthy roman senator's home comes to light with the help of computer generated aids to help the visitor better understand the structure and layout of the home, which is completely buried underground!! You need to book a tour (online) because the actual spaces in the dig are small and each group is limited in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and the laser recreations worked really well to show what it would have looked like. The film about the column was brilliant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While being amazed by the sheer scale and colossal majesty of the ruins you encounter at almost every turn in Rome it is sometimes difficult to imagine them as they actually were. Not if you visit the Domus Romane museum however. You tour what was the house of a wealthy Roman in which archaeologists have discovered some amazing finds through... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Below Palazzo Valentini lie the remains of imperial-era domus (Roman houses). Reservations are a must and you can now book online. You stand on glass floors and look down upon the ruins and the multimedia show makes the houses come alive. A multimedia presentation halfway through also shows you what Rome would have looked like 2,000 years ago. Very fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with youngsters anticipating they would like it, but not expecting too much for ourselves. We were wrong. This is probably the future of attractions combining technology with archeology to make for an authentic experience. You walk on glass floors and peek into an actual Roman house which comes alive spectacularly when the lights and cameras are utilized. At... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, you must hear the story how it was discovered. Better to say nothing about whats going on there, must see it for yourselves, a hint "domus romano" . Located at the hub of Rome. The entrance adjacent to the Trojan column. Most recommended for those who enjoy history and archeology.

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