Answers to the most frequently asked questions.
When will the Domus Aurea reopen to the public?
This depends largely on the results of the worksites to secure the monument. However, the Soprintendenza plans to organize periodic and limited openings over the next two years to illustrate our work in the various sectors.
For how long has it been closed to the public?
Can I visit the Domus Aurea even though it is closed to the public?
Generally speaking, this is not possible for safety reasons and due to the presence of numerous worksites.
How is work progressing?
You can find updates on the progress of works on this page: State of Progress.
How big is the Domus Aurea?
The pavilion, or more accurately what survives of this complex building, comprises 150 rooms with a total length of about 250 metres and a width that varies from a minimum of 30 to a maximum of 60 metres.
To appreciate its exceptional dimensions suffice it to remember that its area of about 16,000 square metres including the Trajanic galleries is equivalent to that of three football pitches whilst the fresco and stucco decorations on the walls and vaults, calculated to cover about 30,000 square metres, correspond to a surface thirty times larger than the Sistine Chapel.