Domus Aurea Guided Tour

Explore Domus Aurea, the sumptuous house designed purely for the pleasure of Emperor Nero, on a guided walking tour. Visit what remains of the site and discover its colorful history with an official guide.

Hear about the history of the site and its former riches on a walking tour. Discover what must have been one of the most aesthetically overwhelming buildings ever created, home to luxuries like mosaics, marble furnishings, and even a rotating dining room.

Enjoy the 15-minute introductory video that will tell you the history of the Domus Aurea. Immerse yourself in history through 3D viewers, which will allow you to clearly see how the Domus was in the past. As you walk with your official guide, learn about the extravagance of Nero and the Golden House, which included a colossal 120-foot statue of Nero in the vestibule. Marvel at the tales of luxury in a house where everything was coated with gold and adorned with gems, shells, and ivory. Find out about the on-site lake, fields, vineyards, pastures, and woods filled with all kinds of wild and domestic animals.At the end of your tour, you'll understand why Nero was so pleased with the house, declaring, "Finally I begin to live in a house worthy of a man."


Meeting point: Via della Domus Aurea & Via Nicola Salvi - Rome


  • Visit Nero’s Golden House, the Domus Aurea, and marvel at its luxurious past
  • Get the most out of your experience on a walking tour with an official guide
  • Learn about the site's wild history and the excavations taking place there today
  • See the remains of former luxuries including intricate frescos and marble walls
  • Hear about the site's underground lakes, spa baths, and rotating dining room
What’s included: 
  • Guided walking tour
  • Reserved entrance to Domus Aurea
  • Assistence at the meeting point point
  • Archaeologist guide
  • 15 minutes of introductory video of the history of the Domus Aurea
  • Introductory part with 3D viewers
What’s Not Included: 
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration: 1.50 hour

Languages: English, Italian.

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Important Informations: 
  • You will have to pass through security.
  • You must enter the Domus Aurea at the time stated on your ticket. Latecomers will not be admitted.
    Cancellation policy: 
    This activity is non-refundable.
    Once the reservation has been made, no changes can be applied.


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    32 € Adults
    32 € Children 6-17
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