Palatine Museum, Domus Transitoria & Nero's Cryptoporticus Tour with PhD Guide
Join this 2-hour tour, which combines 3 must-see locations within Palatine Hill, the Palatine Museum, Domus Transitoria and Nero's Cryptoporticus.
Meet your expert, English-speaking guide at the entrance and head straight to the Palatine Museum. Here you'll see artifacts and large sculptures that were excavated from the archaeological site.
From here you'll head to the Domus Transitoria to see the ruins of Nero's first palace, which was burned down by a fire in 64 AD. He ordered a new and grander palace be built, the Domus Aurea that connected both palaces so he could easily get across town via tunnels without being seen or being in danger.
Next you'll discover Neronian's Cryptoporticus, an Ancient Roman covered corridor or passageway about 130 meters long, once part of the Domus Tiberiana on the Palatine Hill. The underground corridor from the Neronian period is lit by small loophole windows, with mosaic floors, and, on the ceiling, you can see a stucco decoration.
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What's included :
- Admission to attractions
- Entry/Admission - Museo Palatino
- Entry/Admission - Domus Transitoria
- Entry/Admission - Neronian Cryptoporticus
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Museo Palatino, Via San Gregorio, 30 Palatine Hill, 00100 Rome Italy
Visit the Palatine Museum located on Palatine Hill and see a collection of artifacts excavated from this incredible archaeological site. Wander around and explore the exhibits that date back to ancient Rome, when Palatine Hill was the centre of town and home to Rome’s emperors. On the ground floor you can see some pre-existing structures of the houses of nobility and on the first floor you can't miss the paintings, mosaics and works from the Age of Augustus.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Domus Transitoria, Via della Domus Aurea, 1, Rome Italy
Part of the Palatine Hill complex, here you'll explore Emperor Nero's first residence, an imperial palace, which was destroyed by a fire in 64AD. Following the fire he ordered a more luxurious house to be built, the Domus Aurea, which connected the old palace from the new one across town and he could access them through tunnels without being seen.
Recently restored, you can now have a virtual reality experience from the multimedia tools available to see what Nero's palace would have looked like in all its glory.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Neronian Cryptoporticus, Via di S. Bonaventura, 7, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Discover Neronian's Cryptoporticus, an Ancient Roman covered corridor or passageway about 130 meters long, was once part of the Domus Tiberiana on the Palatine Hill. The underground corridor from the Neronian period is lit by small loophole windows, with mosaic floors, and, on the ceiling, you can see a stucco decoration.
Duration: 40 minutes
Departure Point :Via di San Gregorio, 30, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.