After the successes of the past years, the extraordinary Travels in Ancient Rome project returns from 8 July to 8 November 2020 with the multimedia show that tells and revives the history of the Forum of Augustus.
The project, which is part of the new program of Roma Capitale ROMARAMA, is promoted by Roma Capitale, Department of Cultural Growth - Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage and produced by Zètema Progetto Cultura. Conceived and edited by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano with the historic collaboration of Gaetano Capasso and with the Scientific Direction of the Capitoline Superintendence.
Seated on the special tribune built in via Alessandrina, spectators will be able to return to enjoy an exciting performance and at the same time rich in information with great historical and scientific rigor, accompanied by the voice of Piero Angela and the vision of magnificent films and projections that reconstruct the place as it appeared in ancient Rome.
The show - available in 8 languages (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese) and with three replicas of 40 minutes each evening - will take place in compliance with the anti Covid-19 prevention measures: quota entry ( max 50 people per replica), temperature measurement, use of audio guides protected by disposable wrapping and disposable earphones, interpersonal spacing of one meter with pre-established placeholders in the stands.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online on the website www.viaggioneifori.it or at the call center 060608 (active every day from 9.00 to 19.00). They can also be purchased on site, after filling in the personal data sheet with the visitor's personal data, and in the Tourist Infopoints. A reduced entrance ticket is available for MIC card and Roma Pass holders..
The story of the Forum of Augustus begins with the marbles still visible in the Forum. Through a multi-projection of lights, images, films and animations, Piero Angela's story focuses on the figure of Augustus, whose gigantic statue, 12 meters high, was kept next to the temple dedicated to Mars Ultor. With Augustus, Rome inaugurated a new period in its history: the imperial age was, in fact, that of the great rise which, in just over a century, led Rome to reign over an empire extended from present-day England bordering today's Iraq, including much of Europe, the Middle East and all of North Africa. These conquests led to the expansion not only of an empire, but also of a great civilization made up of culture, technology, legal rules, art. In all areas of the Empire, traces of that past still remain today, with amphitheaters, spas, libraries, temples, streets.
After Augustus, moreover, other emperors such as Nerva and Traiano left their mark in the Imperial Forums by building their own Forum. Rome at that time had more than a million inhabitants: no city in the world had ever had a population of such proportions. It was the great metropolis of antiquity: the capital of economy, law, power and entertainment.
Travels in Ancient Rome, all information
From 8 July to 31 August: every day 9.00pm - 10.00pm - 11.00pm (3 replicas)
From 1 to 30 September: every day 8.00pm - 9.00pm - 10.00pm (3 replicas)
From 1 October to 8 November: every day 7.00pm - 8.00pm - 9.00pm (3 replicas)
Duration: 40 minutes per replica
Places available: max 50 people per replica
By Roma Today
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