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Domus Romane of Palazzo Valentini (Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini)
Domus Romane of Palazzo Valentini (Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini)

Domus Romane of Palazzo Valentini (Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini)

Via IV Novembre, 119A, Rome, Italy

The Basics

Because it was buried for newer palaces for centuries, the Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini—or Roman Houses of Palazzo Valentini—archaeological site is well-preserved today, and visitors can still view original staircases, frescoes, mosaics, and inlaid marble pavement, which is protected by a glass floor. Multimedia light shows bring the ruins to life, revealing how these elegant villas—owned by Imperial Rome's most powerful families—once looked and offering visitors a glimpse into life in ancient Rome. In addition, a newly unearthed underground area opposite Trajan's Column holds the remains of a monumental public building; a virtual reconstruction of the column and its surrounding area show what they looked like during their heyday. These archaeological sites are only open to the public via a guided Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini tour, so it’s essential to book ahead.

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Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket
Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket
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Brings archaeology and the Roman...
Brings archaeology and the Roman past alive! This was an exceptional experience appropriate for anyone interested in gaining a more vivid understanding of what the ruins can tell us. Enjoy this multi-media, archaeological look back at the Palazzo Valentini which bite is priced at a great value.
JMC, May 2017

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This is a fascinating stop for anyone interested in ancient Rome, and the multimedia effects make it particularly engaging for older kids.

  • The archaeological remains are spread out over a number of different levels, and visitors using a wheelchair must contact the site ahead of time to arrange entrance.

  • Large bags and backpacks cannot be taken inside.

  • You'll be spending your visit on your feet, so wear comfortable shoes.

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How to Get There

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini archaeological site is located beneath the seat of Rome's Provincial Administration on Via IV Novembre near Piazza Venezia and the Roman Forums (Foro Traiano and Fori Imperiali). There are a number of bus routes that stop in Piazza Venezia, and the Colosseo metro stop is about a 10-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The Domus Romane is open daily except for Tuesdays and December 25, January 1, and May 1. In summer and on wet days, the tour doubles as an especially pleasant respite from the heat or rain.

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Ancient Rome and Modern Technology

The Palazzo Valentini Domus Romane is one of a number of Roman archaeological sites that use light and sound effects to demonstrate the splendor of Imperial Rome; others to check out include the Ara Pacis and the Domus Aurea.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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