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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

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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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The experience of the ruins beneath Palazzo Valentini was one of the most interesting and different experiences we had – glass floors create a slightly disorientating experience... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The experience of the ruins beneath Palazzo Valentini was one of the most interesting and different experiences we had – glass floors create a slightly disorientating experience of walking in the air several metres above an incredible complex of ruins. The light show highlights key elements of the ruins that bring the site’s story to life. A nice extra was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love roman art and history and was looking forward to PV based on the superlative reviews of the way the excavation is revealed and displayed. Perhaps it was because there were two feral children in our group whose poor behavior did not help the ambience, but I left a tad disappointed, many spaces are small and the number of... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of many underground tours, Domus Romane does a wonderful job of recreating and putting you in the middle of everything. Without spoiling too much, there's a light show that recreates the building you stand in, as well as glass floors to let you immerse yourself in the former house. It's a little steep of price, but I'd say very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was one of best museums I have ever seen. You need to make the appointment, because there are tour guides in different languages, but I think, one day before is enough! Very interesting post with visualization of roman home and life! Must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

So amazing, to see streets and rooms from the first century. They have done a fantastic job so we can see what it was like. All under a glass floor truly fascinating. Must put this on you to do list. Small groups, worth booking on line. Lots to see around the out side as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really cool and different type of museum. You walk through ancient ruins that are brought to life by virtual reality and projectors. You walk on glass floors and look down at the ancient building below. It can be a little disorienting but it was definitely worth the visit. You can also use your Roma Pass for this... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This show was simply stunning. The show takes place in the ruins underneath a renaissance palace, which was built on top of an ancient roman villa. Using light and video, the villa comes alive, returning the broken columns and ruined walls back to their original splendor. The villa literally comes back to life around you and it feels as if... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour into an excavated Roman domus -- a large house probably owned by a wealthy Roman of the 3-4C -- was fascinating. Many original features survive, and the tour is available in many different languages. Book ahead online.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Renaissance palace was built over the ruin of a magnificent Roman villa. Recent excavations have told an amazing story of Roman life in a villa near the Forum. 3-D graphics and illuminated digs give one a real sense of what it was like to be rich in Ancient Rome. Visitors walk I've a clear floor to view the relics... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT VISIT if you suffer from Vertigo! There was neither mention nor warning as we bought our tickets but I soon had to be assisted out of the place. One is standing on a glass floor throughout the visit and there are considerable depths as the visit goes on. Too dark and with too much reliance upon technology. What... More 

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