We have worked hard, but are extremely pleased with the result. On Sunday morning before 9, the first visitors were already outside the gate. They didn’t have long to wait: after putting on their yellow hard hats they entered for the first visit at 9.15, accompanied by their guides. The same scene was repeated throughout Sunday: all the visits were sold out and many of the visitors were foreign. We have a feeling that our objective of opening the monument/worksite to the general public was a good idea. The visitors were certainly impressed by the Domus Aurea, for its magnificence and the fascination that in spite of everything it has exerted since the Renaissance, but they were also very attentive to the problems that we face during our rehabilitation work, explained along the route. Continue reading
DOMUS AUREA PROJECT
OPENING TO THE PUBLIC OF THE WORKSITE
The Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma is opening the Domus Aurea Worksite with guided tours.
The aim of this initiative is to raise public awareness of the complex project to consolidate and maintain the most famous imperial palace in the history of ancient Rome.
We are publishing the texts in the press kit distributed at the Press Conference on 18 June 2014.
MINISTRY FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE AND ACTIVITIES AND TOURISM
SOPRINTENDENZA SPECIALE PER I BENI ARCHEOLOGICI DI ROMA
COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT TO REHABILITATE THE UPPER AREA
We would like to bring to your attention the update the relevant new overview of expenditure flows.
We have not been able to update our information on the Worksite: unfortunately, the unusually heavy rains in early February forced us to suspend operations since it was impossible to work safely inside the monument. However, between 2 and 4 February we were able to complete the erection of the large provisional hangar underneath which the excavation of the garden has begun as part of the first Pilot Worksite to rehabilitate the upper part of the Domus.
Today, 11 October 2013, we placed a panel on the main gate at the entrance to the Domus Aurea explaining what the Domus Aurea is, the excavations, decorations, wall structures, architectural features and overlying park. Continue reading