Domus Aurea - Italian Guided Tour
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After the Great Fire of Rome in 64 AD, Emperor Nero ordered the reconstruction of his residence, the Domus Transitoria in the Palatine. Nero made the most ostentatious palace ever built that no king, consul, or emperor of Rome would ever have thought of.
The Domus Aurea was part of the project that Nero had devised to convert and transform Rome into a new city "Neropolis" following the Hellenistic model in the manner of Alexandria, this is, a city with orthogonal plane with squares and wide rectilinear streets.
The construction of the Domus Aurea also known as Golden House has been considered the most extravagant construction in the history of Rome.
Its huge golden dome thanks to which it received its name was one of the many extravagant elements of its decoration. This building had ceilings stocked with semi-precious stones and finished in ivory, precious mosaics, pools and fountains plus an artificial lake. Most of the walls were covered in frescoes, the rooms finished in white marble with shapes that played with light. The Domus Aurea also had pools and fountains that echoed the sound of water in the hallways.
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