Ancient Rome light shows by night at the Forum of Augustus

Multimedia light show conjures up ancient Rome by night.

The history of ancient Rome comes to life thanks to the Viaggi nei Fori project, a multimedia display screened on the ruins of the Forum of Augustus, each evening from 19 June until 7 November 2021.

Created by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, the show uses light, images, film and animation to conjure up portrayals of life in ancient Rome, watched from elevated 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.

In addition to providing a spectacle with visual and audio special effects, the shows are backed up with 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. 

2021 Timetable

17 June-31 July: daily 21.15, 22.15, 23.15.

1-31 August: daily 21.00, 22.00, 23.00

1-30 September: daily 20.15, 21.15, 22.15.

1 Oct-7 November: daily 19.15, 20.15, 21.15.

For full information, in English, see Viaggi nei Fori website.


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Address Via Alessandrina, Roma RM, Italy

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Ancient Rome light shows by night at the Forum of Augustus

Via Alessandrina, Roma RM, Italy

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