Ancient Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini

An Immersive Journey into Ancient Rome Archaeology

Via Foro Traiano 84, 00186 Rome

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The Ancient Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini

Enjoy a full immersion into the heart of ancient Rome

The remains of two large imperial-era houses and a huge temple have been brought to light since 2005 under Palazzo Valentini, located next to Trajan’s Column. The temple was most probably dedicated by Hadrian to Trajan and Plotina Divi, who were deified after their deaths.

Multimedia technology has brought archaeological remains back to life. With a multimedia reconstruction of the missing parts of the buildings, all visitors are able to explore the Rome of 2000 years ago, guided by Piero Angela’s narrative voice.

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Plan your visit to the Domus

Discover this extraordinary site right in the centre of Rome

The Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini are located right in the historical centre of Rome, at 84 Via Foro Traiano.

An audio guide of the visit is available in Italian, French, English, German, and Spanish. A shorter version is also available in Japanese and Russian, for everyone to fully enjoy this multimedia experience.

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Domus of Palazzo Valentini  -  Bookshop

Come and visit us!

In the bookshop you can find a wide range of books, popularizations as well as more specialized ones, on the Roman Domus of Palazzo Valentini and Trajan’s Column. There is also a selection of books on archaeology and Roman history in various languages.

Children albums and books are also available. A special area is dedicated to local craft and jewellery.

Getting here


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Ticket prices and where you can buy your ticket

  • Standard Ticket € 12.00
  • Open Full Ticket € 13.00
    Purchase the ticket and book the date and time later (reservation is subject to availability and is mandatory)
  • Discounted Ticket € 8.00
    for youths aged 6 to 17, employees of Poste Italiane, over 65 years old residents of the metropolitan area of Rome, holders of special agreements.
  • Discounted ticket for schools € 6.00
  • Free for children under 6, accompanying teachers of school groups, disabled persons, and one companion per disabled person.

Reservation fee € 1.50

Groups must book by contacting the Reservation Center via email

It is also possible to book by calling the Call Center - 06.87165343, Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 6.00 pm. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Reservation recommended by the previous day.

The tour involves moving across different levels within the archaeological area. Therefore, for visitors with motor disabilities, it is necessary to book the visit and assistance service in advance by calling the call center.

It is not allowed to bring large bags and backpacks. Pets are not allowed inside, even if small.


Entrance via Foro Traiano 84, 00186 Rome



Every day, except Tuesday, from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm (last tour at 5.30 pm, ticket office and bookshop close at 6.30 pm)

Special evening openings from July 5 to September 22, 2024
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm (last tour at 10.00 pm, ticket office and bookshop close at 11.00 pm)

Available Languages
The tour is available in five languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish). Part of the tour is also available in Japanese and Russian.

Entrance Time Slots and Tour Type

Domus Tour (duration 1h)
11.00, 11.30, 12.00, 12.30, 1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30, 4.00, 4.30, 5.30
And on days with evening openings: 7.00 pm, 8.00 pm, 9.00 pm, 10.00 pm

Domus + Trajan's Column Tour (duration 1h 30min)
10.00 am, 5.00 pm

You need to arrive at the ticket office 15 minutes before the start of the tour.