Does the Domus Aurea still exist?

Does the Domus Aurea still exist?

The Golden House reopened in 1999 after more than 20 years of restoration, however six years later it was closed due to detachments and security problems. The Domus Aurea of Nero has finally been opened to the public after a long period of restoration and is accessible only with the guided tour.

Why is Domus Aurea closed?

The Domus Aurea, once the home of the emperor Nero, has been closed to the public because of structural damage caused by the recent heavy rain in Rome. The Domus Aurea was only opened in 2000 after two decades of restoration; it gave employment to 50 people.

Who destroyed Domus Aurea?

The Domus Aurea was probably never completed. Otho and possibly Titus allotted money to finish at least the structure on the Oppian Hill; this continued to be inhabited, notably by emperor Vitellius in 69 but only after falling ill, until it was destroyed in a fire under Trajan in 104.

Who lived in the Domus Aurea?

Golden House of Nero, Latin Domus Aurea, palace in ancient Rome that was constructed by the emperor Nero between ad 65 and 68, after the great fire of 64 (an occasion the emperor used to expropriate an area of more than 200 acres [81 hectares] of land in the centre of the city).

What did the Domus Aurea look like?

There was a large pentagonal courtyard brightly decorated with glass mosaic which branched off into 15 separate rooms. One of these was the ‘room of the Golden Vault’ with its gilded ceiling, marble panelling and grand picture from Greek mythology of Zeus abducting Ganymede.

How do you enter Domus Aurea?

Because it is a guided tour for up to 46 people, the archaeological site of the Domus Aurea can only be accessed by the public by booking this guided tour. Once the mandatory protective helmet is on, visitors enter the imperial residence to see the frescoed rooms which recent restoration have brought back to light.

How long is Domus Aurea tour?

approximately 75 minutes
A fully guided tour to view ongoing restoration works at the Domus Aurea, Rome. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and is available in English or Spanish on Saturdays and Sundays only. Group sizes are restricted and you’ll be accompanied at all times by an official guide.

How big is the Domus Aurea?

You would expect the palace of an emperor to be luxurious, but even by the standards of Roman emperors, the Domus Aurea was excessive. The palace and its gardens were vast, by some estimates covering an area of up to 300 acres. The building was lavishly decorated with gold leaf, semi-precious stones and frescoes.

Is Domus Aurea free?

The Domus Aurea is not one of the sites available for free or reduced entry with the Roma Pass.

What was Nero’s pleasure palace called?

the Domus Aurea
An expansive pleasure palace of Emperor Nero’s known as the Domus Aurea was such an embarrassment to his successors that they filled it with earth and built over it.

Do you know about Rome’s Domus Aurea?

Located opposite Rome’s Colosseum, Domus Aurea is perhaps the most important monument of Ancient Rome. Yet, not many people have heard about it. During my time in Rome, I was fortunate enough to get exclusive access to the Domus Aurea for a private tour and interview with the Scientific Director of the Domus Aurea, Prof. Alessandro D’Alessio.

Why is the Domus called the Golden House?

The “ Domus”, or house, which according to the Emperor had to be “Aurea” (golden) because it had to reflect the light he emitted as the sun God, was built by Nero following the terrible fire that destroyed a large part of Rome in 64 A.D.

What is a villa in Rome?

A villa in Rome is not necessarily one building. The word “villa” in this case usually refers to a large expanse of park space, or rather an estate, in which a wealthy family builds at least one if not many complexes to live in, entertain in, relax in, and just enjoy. The Domus Aurea was anywhere from 100-300 acres (it’s not clear.)

What are the hours of operation for Domus Aurea?

Info about Domus Aurea Hours Opening hours Days at 9:15 & 16:15 Saturday at 9:15 & 16:15 Sunday No tours Workdays