Multimedia light show conjures up ancient Rome by night.
The history and magic of ancient Rome comes to life thanks to the Viaggi nell’Antica Roma project, a multimedia display on show beside the Forum of Augustus, each evening from 8 July until 8 November.
Created by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, the multimedia show uses light, images, film and animation to conjure up portrayals of life in ancient Rome, screened on the ruins from a stand of seats on Via Alessandrina, the pedestrian street just off Via dei Fori Imperiali.
Taking as its base the existing marble columns and ruins, the 40-minute show uses cutting-edge technology to reconstruct the forum as it was in imperial times.
This year there are measures in place to contain the spread of covid-19, including reduced seating and disposable earphones, with everyone required to have their temperature taken on arrival.
In addition to providing a spectacle with visual and audio special effects, the shows are backed up with historically accurate commentary, available in eight languages: Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese.
Tickets can be pre-purchased online on the website or via the call centre, tel. 060608 (active every day 09.00-19.00). The tickets can also be purchased on site and at tourist info-points.
Full ticket price €15; reduced €10. Groups (over 10 people): €10 per person. Maximum of 50 people per show.
8 July-31 August: daily 21.00, 22.00, 23.00.
1-30 September: daily 20.00, 21.00, 22.00.
1 Oct-8 November: daily 19.00, 20.00, 21.00.
For full information, in English, see Viaggi nei Fori website.
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Ancient Rome light shows by night at the Forum of Augustus
Via Alessandrina, Roma RM, Italy