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Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket

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Get a glimpse into the lavish lifestyles of ancient Rome’s most powerful with this 1-hour guided tour of the Domus of Palazzo Valentini. Discover how the 16th-century Palazzo Valentini was built over the ruins of the Roman residential complex as you marvel over the fascinating excavations. See the domus brought back to life through virtual reconstructions, admire the remains of magnificent mosaics, and learn about the Palazzo’s long history from your knowledgeable guide.
  • 1-hour tour of the domus of Palazzo Valentini
  • Explore the Roman ruins beneath the magnificent Palazzo Valentini
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  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Via delle Terme di Traiano, 85 , Via delle Terme di Traiano, 85, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

in front of Trajan's column

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • You must print and present your confirmation voucher in order to redeem your tickets at the time of your visit
  • Reserved tickets must be picked up no later than 30 minutes before the confirmed time slot. After this time, reservations will be canceled and you will lose the right to your tickets
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The use of the mask is mandatory for visitors and museum staff during the whole time spent inside the museum.
  • The museum has adopted a variety of rules in order to limit the possibility of contagions: - Limitation of entrances and exit - Social distancing in places like restourants, shops, and public places inside the museum - Use of signs to enforce the physical distance of at least 1 meter - Dispenser are available in several areas of the museums for hand sanitization - Daily cleaning of rooms, work stations and public places inside the museum are ensured - The staff at the museum could measure you body heat by the use of a thermometer
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Weekend in Italy
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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    What is the social distancing policy during Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini Ticket?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
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    star-4
    Very interesting tour. Amazing to...
    Jacqueline S
    , Apr 2018
    Very interesting tour. Amazing to see how they can recreate history with light. The tour was 1.5 hours and everything was explained in great detail. It is a lot of just standing so wear comfortable shoes.
    star-4
    An amazing tour of the hidden...
    Eleanor H
    , Apr 2018
    An amazing tour of the hidden foundations and mosaics of two Roman houses. Very informative commentary which more than offset the slightly nervous experience of walking on see-through floors!
    star-4
    A wonderful tour which came to life...
    Susan H
    , Mar 2018
    A wonderful tour which came to life through the VERY clever lighting and video displays. Just a small thing that could affect some visitors is that you walk along a glass floor, which is safe, but for some visitors who are affected by height, this needs a little getting used to but should not put you off! A wonderful experience!
    star-5
    Unique experience to see what a Roman...
    Denise C
    , Nov 2017
    Unique experience to see what a Roman house looked like.
    star-5
    This was a rare gem. The only thing...
    Regina_S
    , Oct 2017
    This was a rare gem. The only thing I'd change is how not obvious the meeting point is. After spending a week looking for a person, I was not expecting the meeting point to be an actual door into a building I didn't really know much about this tour, it was a last minute add-on. The guide didn't speak much English, but it didn't matter because the whole tour was done as pre-recorded audio. To get below the city street and see the ancient mosaics, and pottery, and columns - it was amazing. And very interactive though interactive is the best word, but it wasn't really interactive... the use of lighting to point out what you were looking at over the plexiglass floor was fantastic. You really felt a part of the world. There were almost no people on the tour, which was a nice change of pace.
    star-4
    This an inventive and unique...
    Lisa D
    , Oct 2017
    This an inventive and unique presentation of ancient history.
    star-5
    We had seen the Domus Valentini...
    joan_v
    , Sep 2017
    We had seen the Domus Valentini about 4 yrs ago when it initially opened. It was good then. Now it is absolutely FANTASTIC. The program was almost 1 1/2 hr long and included portions of the primary house that had never been previously excavated, plus another domus next door, plus seeing part of the bunker that Mussolini built in WWII, plus a tunnel going to the base of the nearby Trajan's Column.
    star-5
    Brings archaeology and the Roman...
    JMC
    , May 2017
    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.
    star-5
    interesting tour, not the usual...
    Howard_F
    , Mar 2017
    interesting tour, not the usual tour, interactiveness not a word but appropriate was very different
    star-5
    Awesome. Enough lights and...
    Greg_S
    , Jan 2017
    Awesome. Enough lights and technology to keep the children interested. Would definitely recomend including this in your itinery.
    star-4
    It can be difficult to really wrap...
    Kimberly Y
    , Dec 2016
    It can be difficult to really wrap your mind around the ruins and what thing would have looked like. This museum does a great job of helping to put the experience together.
    star-5
    Surprisingly good. Great visual effects...
    Kenneth K
    , Sep 2016
    Surprisingly good. Great visual effects add greatly to the tour.
    star-4
    Disney meets Rome. Very interesting...
    Stephen F
    , Sep 2016
    Disney meets Rome. Very interesting visuals to enhance understanding of Roman life.
    star-4
    This is a very historical tour. It...
    Stephen P
    , Sep 2016
    This is a very historical tour. It is amazing how medieval buildings were built on top of priceless Roman mosaic floors. I thought it was very educational. Children might get squirmy.
    star-5
    This was one of my favorite tours in...
    Dominik C
    , Aug 2016
    This was one of my favorite tours in Rome. My wife, who is not as big of a Roman history fan as I am, said that she had a great time and was amazed by the presentation of the Domus. If you have time for a tour while in Rome, this should be it.
    star-5
    We did this tour on our first full...
    Elaine H
    , Aug 2016
    We did this tour on our first full day in Rome. From the outside entrance, the Palazzo Valentini doesn't stand out amongst Rome's monuments, but inside it's a different story. We were taken below the Palazzo to see the remains of two opulent villas: the first with an extensive bath complex, and the second with a beautiful mosaic floor. Through most of the tour, you are walking on a glass floor, suspended over the remains, which are illuminated as the commentary explains what you are looking at. At certain points, reconstructions of what the villas would have looked like are projected onto walls and floors. It has been stunningly realised. A bonus for us near the end, was a short film explaining the story of Trajan's column directly outside, which is like a comic strip, winding up to the top. The tour lasts for an hour and a half, and although the price is more than the twelve euros we paid later in the week for a joint ticket to the Colisseum, Forum and Palatine Hill, which is a bargain btw!, we think this is a not to be missed tour. Even Romans don't know about this tour, as the villas were only discovered in 2005, and the computer visualisation tour is probably quite recent. It doesn't feature very highly in some of the guidebooks, but it is a great introduction to life in Ancient Rome, and helps you to make sense of what you are looking at as you walk around the ruins of other houses in the city. It has to be one of the best things we saw during our stay.
    star-5
    Beautifully presented and really brings...
    Suzanne T
    , Aug 2016
    Beautifully presented and really brings a Roman house to life. The kids loved it too.
    star-3
    Totally frustrated with the tour...
    Jena C
    , Jun 2016
    Totally frustrated with the tour operator. We were given the voucher but no specific time. Even after calling several times, even on the morning of the day, we were not sure the exact time. No point of booking it via Viator. Maybe a better way is to buy ticket directly on the website. The tour is interesting and worth going to see.
    star-3
    I found it hard to find this place...
    James S
    , Jun 2016
    I found it hard to find this place for the start of the tour. I almost missed the tour. The address given is the museum itself and on the front of the museum there is no number to check. The tour is conducted by staff of the museum and it wasn't an inspiring commentary. They just seemed to go through the motions and wanted you to move speedily from room to room, sometimes in the dark. The ruins themselves are marvellous and the sheer joy of seeing the overcomes the lack of guidance. I think the organisers need to be more customer oriented to make the tour the delight it should be.
    star-5
    Fantastic alternative view of...
    Domenico D
    , Jun 2016
    Fantastic alternative view of Ancient Rome. Unfortunately our flight was late and we missed our pre-booked session however the staff were more than accommodating. During this tour, you walk on top of Ancient Rome in dimmed lighting. Fire, water, and reproduced flooring is superimposed over the existing ruins for a truly unique experience

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