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Palace of Domitian (Domus Flavia)

Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
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Address: Southern crest of Palatino, Rome, Italy

Domitian of Rome (51-96AD,) who had a distrustful nature and lived in...

Domitian of Rome (51-96AD,) who had a distrustful nature and lived in constant fear of conspiracies, built a palace whose pillars are made of white reflective marble so that he could see what was going on behind him at all times.

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Don’t miss this spectacular residential complex from the 1th century, known as Domus Flavia (or Flavian Palace). It was designed for the Emperor Domitian and contained several... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 May 2016
Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Don’t miss this spectacular residential complex from the 1th century, known as Domus Flavia (or Flavian Palace). It was designed for the Emperor Domitian and contained several large rooms and suites. This part od the palace was an official residence, while Domus Augustana was a luxurious private residence.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Domus Flavia (Flavian Palace) is one of the attractions you can see upon Palatine Hill. Built in 92 AD for Emperor Titus Flavius (Domitian). This was part of the residential complex of palaces, which included adjacent Domus Augustana, located at this location above the Roman Forum. Today, like most of the ruins in the area, there are only fragmented remains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

From here you see the balcony made famous by "Il Duce Mussolini" during WWII. A great place to catch bus 64 to the Vatican for only €1.50.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2004

I entered this amazing place with no map, unaware even whose house or palace I was in, and was immediately swept into a deep and resonating historical experience. Although it was spectacular for me stumbling upon the hippodrome, the peltate courtyard, the rooms with roofs, etc., unawares, I do recommend a map be taken--I missed the octagonal garden feature, for... More 

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Piazza Venezia / Ancient City
If all roads lead to Rome, then they all end here. Piazza Venezia and the Ancient City are the very epicenter of the Eternal City. Within a 360-degree turn, Roman history unrolls in front of you, from its ancient beginnings to its 21st century transformations. Whether it’s those historical playgrounds known as the Roman and Imperial Forums, or the side-street shops, trattorie, and churches, this neighbourhood packs a cultural punch and then some. Screaming scooters, battling buses, crazy cars, and lots of foot traffic converge in the area all day long. By dusk, a different vibe emerges as the neighbourhood quiets down. Don't be surprised if you find yourself passing through the Piazza Venezia at least once a day, since it’s the most direct way to get from one side of town to another.
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