Journeys through Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome – Multimedia Event
After last year’s success, which saw over 520,000 visitors, The history of Rome returns to the Forum,
every evening until November 3, 2019, with a multimedia journey to the Forum of Caesar and
Augustus that, through the headphones and the many special effects, will allow visitors to relive ancient
Rome in its full splendor.
Viaggio nei Fori Romani

17 April – 3 November 2019

Journeys through Ancient Rome

2 stories and 2 routes

Conceived by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano

From 1 May to 31 August: ore 21.00 – 22.00 – 23.00   –
From 1 September to 30 September: ore 20.00 – 21.00 – 22.00 –
 From 1 October to 3 November : ore 19.00 – 20.00 – 21.00
Duration: 40 minutes
Forum of Caesar: accessed from the staircase next to the Trajan’s Column and through the Forum of
Trajan on a specially made catwalk. Through the underground tunnel of the Imperial Forums you reach the Forum of Caesar and continue on to the Roman Curia.
To carry out his Forum, Julius Caesar had to expropriate and demolish an entire neighborhood and the total cost was 100 million euros, the equivalent of at least 300 million euros. Next to the Forum
he built the Curia, the new seat of the Roman Senate, a building that still exists and that, through a virtual reconstruction, it is possible to review how it looked at the time.
Forum of Augustus: It starts from the still visible marbles in the Forum and, through a multi-projection of lights, images and films, we focus on the figure of Augustus, whose giant statue, 12
meters high, was kept next to the temple dedicated to Mars Ultore. With Augustus, Rome enteredthe imperial age that led her to reign over an empire extended from present-day England to the
borders with present-day Iraq, including much of Europe, the Middle East and all of North Africa.These achievements led to the expansion not only of an empire, but also of a great civilization madeof culture, technology, juridical rules, art. Traces of that past still remain in all areas of the Empire,with amphitheaters, baths, libraries, temples, streets.