Tickets for Domus Aurea - Nero's Golden House: Skip The Line

Explore Emperor Nero's extravagant hillside pleasure palace

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Opening hours
Domus Aurea
Today:  Closed
Tomorrow:  Closed
Saturday:  09:15 - 16:15
Sunday:  09:15 - 16:15
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Closed
Starting time
60 minutes
  • Step into the largest imperial residence ever, and the result of Emperor Nero's mad imagination
  • Learn about the crazy history surrounding the site, and the excavations taking place today
  • See the remains of former luxuries including intricate frescos, marble walls, and underground lakes

Enter the Domus Aurea, or Golden House, designed purely for pleasure by Emperor Nero, a man famous for jaw-dropping acts of self-indulgence. Learn the history of what must have been one of the most aesthetically overwhelming buildings ever created, once home to luxuries like mosaics, marble furnishings, and even a rotating dining room!

In the 15th century, one unsuspecting man slipped through a crack in the hillside and fell into a secret underground chamber. Generally, this would be a bad thing. Luckily for him though, he wound up in the deranged Emperor Nero's resplendent home, hidden underground for centuries. Who knew if anyone would have found it otherwise?!

Before long, local artists and prominent European figures like Michelangelo, Casanova, and the Marquis de Sade followed, until the intricate frescoes, ceilings and vaults were no longer such a secret.

Now an active archeological site, you'll still get a taste for what this place once looked like when you enter with your guide. Sniff around and find out what happened within these very walls!

In its heyday you would have seen ivory walls, fine marble fittings, ceilings plastered with intricate mosaics, and artificial lakes. There was even a revolving dining room that blessed guests with drops of perfume and rose petals!

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What's included
Skip-the-line entrance to Domus Aurea
60-minute English didactic guided tour with Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets
Welcome and assistance at the meeting point by Tiqets staff
  • Meet your Tiqets representative, who will be wearing a Tiqets top or holding a Tiqets flag, in front of Domus Aurea and show them your smartphone ticket
  • Meeting point is in front of the entrance to the Colle Oppio park, at the corner between Via Nicola Salvi and Via Labicana
  • The Domus Aurea is located inside the Colle Oppio park, entrance from Via Labicana
  • Make sure to be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before your booked timeslot!
Changing or cancelling your ticket
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  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Domus Aurea
Via della Domus Aurea 1, 00184, Rome
Key info
Live guide
English-speaking guide, tour with virtual reality goggles
Jun 24, 2019
Super organizacja ogromna empatia organizatorów duże kompetencje przewodników i wspaniały obiekt wart trudów zwiedzania
Jun 19, 2019
well organized, easy online booking.
and the guided tour at villa aurea is amazing!
might go there again next time as well.
Jun 12, 2019
Very interesting, nice and chilly and not crowded. Good guide, impressive 3D show. Offers good variety to the regular sights in Rome. I immediately recommended it to some relatives.
Jun 4, 2019
Very interesting, the VR was great, would recommend more do this in the other areas of the house
Jun 2, 2019
The tour was amazing, and the underground remains of the palace are a true marvel.
May 26, 2019
Everything excellent. Host waiting with a flag of Tiqets at the entrance. Then she took us to the guide. Guide very experienced. A true expert of the Domus Aurea. I strongly recommend this tour with Tiqets
May 18, 2019
An extraordinary aspect of Roman history that I had no idea even existed: an unaltered relic of Nero. Perhaps its full nature will shine through after restoration, but at present one glimpses only a vestige of this past and it was difficult for me to grasp what I was seeing; it was too subtle.
Yet Domus Aurea desperately needs restoration, and I urge you to go and see for yourself.
May 16, 2019
Very interesting and dramatic experience. Highly positive.
May 15, 2019
expérience magique, surtout grâce à la 3D..
que d'émotion dans cette maison doré !
guide formidable
un must see de rome
Mar 12, 2019
So interesting! A must do if you're in town on a Saturday or Sunday!

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