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    17 April – 3 November 2019

    Journeys through Ancient Rome

    2 stories and 2 routes

    Conceived by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano

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    Forum of Augustus


    The Forum of Augustus was built after Julius Caesar’s murder in 42 BC, on the eve of the battle of Filippi, in which Octavius, who later became Emperor Augustus, avenged the death of Julius Caesar by defeating Brutus and Cassius. The temple was dedicated to Mars Ultor (the Avenger), the god of war, who represented peace through power. The work of Paco Lanciano and Piero Angela, the visual and virtual reconstruction of the Forum and all its decorations, reconstructs the daily life of ancient Romans in a public space like this.

    Claudio Parisi Presicce, Sovrintendente Capitolino ai Beni Culturali



    THE PROJECT

    Stones can talk and tell many stories. A voyage through 2000 years of history, led by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, discovering a magnificent archaeological site, once the centre of city life in ancient Rome, that begins from the still visible marbles of the Forum of Augustus.A captivating reconstruction, rich in scientifically and historically detailed information, situated inside the archaeological site itself. Here, spectators can witness a multi-projection show of lights, images, short films and animation set to a background of music, sound effects and the narration by Piero Angela in 6 languages ​​(Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese).
    Visitors will have the opportunity to learn the story of the Temple dedicated to Mars the Avenger, constructed by Augustus to honour the memory of his great uncle Julius Caesar, after his assassination. A temple as tall as a 9-storey building that dominated the Forum from which one could access the halls of the Courts. Next to the Temple stood an immense statue of Augustus that was likely almost 12 meters tall, of which only a 1.66 meter-long footprint remains. Behind it, there was a large wall as tall as an 11-storey building constructed without the use of mortar. It has been standing for 2,000 years withstanding many earthquakes, including the earthquake of 1703 when a part of the Coliseum collapsed.This project is part of the celebrations held in honour of the 2000th anniversary of Augustus’ death (19 August 14 A.D.) and of a large effort geared towards the valorization of the Imperial Fora.








            WHEN       

    From 17 April to 30 April: daily 20.20 – 21.20 – 22.20
    (except April 19 for security reasons)
    From May 1st to August 31st: every day 9.00 pm – 10.00 pm – 11.00 pm
    From September 1 to September 30: every day 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm – 10.00 pm
    From 1 October to 3 November: every day 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm
    Duration: 40 minutes

     


            HOW DOES IT WORK?      


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    Special audio systems with headphones will allow the audience to listen to the music, special effects and the story narrated by Piero Angela in 6 languages (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese).

    The audience will be greeted by the voice of Piero Angela and by the wonderful footage and reconstructions showing the places as they appeared at the time of Augustus: a captivating recontruction that is also rich in scientifically and historically detailed information.

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    While going over various aspects of the Roman world, the story will always be connected to the surrounding area, creatively using the remains of the Forum of Augustus to let the stones tell their story.

    Besides the faithful reconstruction of the area, with all kinds of special effects, the story will focus on the figure of Augustus, whose giant statue, 12 meters high, dominated the area next to the temple.


              WHERE      

    ROME, IMPERIAL FORA – FORUM OF AUGUSTUS
    VIA ALESSANDRINA OVERLOOKING THE FORUM OF AUGUSTUS

    Forum of Caesar

    A NEW JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME

    After the huge success of last year, the “Forum of Augustus” returns and the project for the enhancement of the Imperial Fora area
    gets bigger with an exciting new step: “The Forum of Caesar” by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano.

    THE PROJECT

    The story narrated by Piero Angela, accompanied by reconstructions and videos, starts from the history of the excavations made for the construction of Via dei Fori Imperiali, when an “army” of 1,500 construction workers were mobilized in an unprecedented work: razing to the ground an entire neighborhood and digging out the area until the level of ancient Rome was reached.

    Thus the story starts from the remains of the majestic Temple of Venus, built by Julius Caesar after his victory over Pompey, to lead the spectators into the excitement of the daily life in Ancient Rome, when officials, plebeians, militaries, matrons, consuls and senators strolled under the arches of the Forum. Ancient taberne reapper among these colonnades, they were used as offices and shops of the Forum and, among these, of particular interest is the shop of a nummulario, a sort of currency exchange point of the timeThere was also a large public toilet of which there are curious remains.

    The visit seeks to evoke the role of the Forum in the life of the Romans but also the figure of Julius Caesar. To accomplish this great work, Caesar had to expropriate and demolish an entire neighborhood,  at the total cost of 100 million gold coins, the equivalent of at least 300 million euros. Caesar also wanted that the new headquarters of the Roman Senate, the Curia, was built right next to his court. A building that still exists and that, through a virtual reconstruction, you can review as it appeared at that time.

    In those years, while the power of Rome grew dramatically, the Senate was very weakened and it was in this situation of internal crisis that Caesar was able to get special and perpetual political power. Through the story narrated by Piero Angela spectators will get to know more about this intelligent and ambitious man, idolized by some, hated and feared by others.




            WHEN       

    From 17 April to 30 April: Sunday-Friday 20.20 – 22.20, Saturday 20.20 alle 22.40
    From 1 May to 31 May: Sunday-Friday 20.40 – 23.00, Saturday 20.40 alle 23.20
    From 1 June to 31 July: 21.00 – 23.40
    From 1 August to 31 August: ore 20.40 – 23.40
    From 1 September to 30 September: Sunday-Friday 20.00 – 23.20, Saturday 20.00 – 23.20
    From 1 October to 31 October : 19.00 – 22.20
    From 1 November to 3 November: Sunday-Friday 18.20 – 22.00, Saturday 18.20 – 22.00

    Shows every: 20 minutes
    Duration: 50 minutes


            HOW        


    cuffie-cesareThrough special audio systems with headphones the spectators will listen to music, special effects and the story narrated by Piero Angela in 8 languages (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish and Japanese, German and Chinese).

    The story narrated by Piero Angela is accompanied by some amazing videos and reconstructions.

    To watch the traveling show at the Forum of Caesar, the access will be through the staircase located near the Trajan’s Column.
    To reach the Forum of Caesar the public will pass through the Forum of Trajan on a walkway and under the underground tunnel of the Imperial Fora, opened for the first time after the excavations of the last century.

    The visit seeks to evoke the role of the Forum in the life of the Romans but also the figure of Julius Caesar.


             WHERE        

    ROME, FORO DI TRAIANO
    NEXT TO TRAJAN’S COLUMN

    BUY

     

       

       

      Tickets Forum of Augustus

      Tickets Forum of Augustus

      Full price: € 15,00 – Forum of Caesar + Forum of Augustus Combined Ticket: € 25.00

      Concessions: € 10,00 – Forum of Caesar + Forum of Augustus Combined Ticket: € 17.00

      Groups: € 10.00 – Forum of Caesar + Forum of Augustus
      Combined Ticket € 17.00

      The ticket office opens 1 hour before

      (groups of more than 10 people)

      Booking fee: € 1,00 Single show | € 2,00 Combined Ticket
      No booking fee is applied if you purchase tickets on the spot

      Disabled people: 6 seats reserved for disabled people and one carer on special platforms for each show

      For exclusive shows please email us at viaggioneifori@060608.it

      BUY ON-LINE
      Tickets Forum of Caesar

      Tickets Forum of Caesar

      Full price: € 15,00 – Forum of Caesar + Forum of Augustus
      Combined Ticket: € 25.00

      Concessions: € 10,00 – Forum of Caesar + Forum of Augustus
      Combined Ticket: € 17.00

      Groups: € 10.00 – Forum of Caesar + Forum of Augustus
      Combined Ticket € 17.00

      The ticket office opens 30 minutes before

      (groups of more than 10 people)

      Booking fee: € 1,00 Single show | € 2,00 Combined Ticket
      No booking fee is applied if you purchase tickets on the spot

      Accessible for disabled people

      For exclusive shows please email us at viaggioneifori@060608.it

      BUY ON-LINE

      TICKET INFO

      Please note that visitors entitled to free admission must book in advance their tickets. However, these tickets are not available to purchase online, as proof of eligibility is required.
      A € 1.00 booking fee is applied to free of charge tickets if purchased through the Contact Centre +39 060608 and Tourist Information Points.

      Concessions include:

      • young people aged under 26 years;
      • adults aged over 65;
      • teachers on duty;
      • journalists with Italian press card (professionals, practitioners, freelance);
      • Italian Police members with identification card;
      • Groups of 10 people or more

      Those who buy online a reduced-price ticket must bring the documentation that entitles them to reduced entry.

      Free of charge:

      • children aged under 6 years;
      • visitors with a disability and/or disabled civilians with a disability rated at 74% one helper
      • European Union Tourist Guides showing a valid permit issued by the relevant authority.

      Those who buy online a free ticket must bring the documentation that entitles them to free entry.

      Tickets can be purchased:

      • Online
      • Contact Center +39 060608 (open daily from 9.00 to 21.00 at the cost of a local call)
      • Box Office:
        – Forum of Augustus Via Alessandrina, Largo Corrado Ricci side: only for the show of the day and subject to availability. The box office opens 1 hour before; (map)
        – Forum of Caesar Forum of Trajan, near Trajan’s Column: only for the show of the day and subject to availability. The box office opens 30 minutes before; (map)
      • Tourist Information Points PIT

      No booking fee is applied if you purchase tickets on the spot.

      Only in the event that the show is cancelled due to bad weather or other technical reasons, you can request a refund and/or a date change. Refunds and change date are available for cancelled shows only

      Refunds  ad/or date changes must be requested no later than 15 days from the date of the cancelled show. Please click here.

      The booking fee is not refundable.

      In case of late arrival, we do not guarantee that you will get the time slot you booked and we reserve to admit latecomers  in the following groups, subject to availability.

      Non-European customers will be eligible for refunds exclusively for purchases paid by credit card.
      No refund is available at the box offices on the spot

      Please note: viaggioneifori@060608.it does not reply on weekends and bank holidays 

      No pets allowed on the stands and on the visit itinerary.

                   CONTACTS            

      Tourism and culture info in Rome
      +39 060608 (every day from 9AM to 7PM)

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      Authors

      The stones speak. And they tell a lot of stories. The Forum of Augustus and Forum of Caesar are important sources of information for archaeologists and for all of us. Through light effects we will reconstruct the Forum, a place at the centre of many historical events in ancient Rome.

      Piero Angela

      We invite you to enjoy a cultural, educational, emotional and spectacular experience, that is also original and surprising. The findings are the protagonists of this experience and technology will help us to appreciate it. You will be enchanted by the real life, the ancient world, and history.

      Paco Lanciano


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                    PRODUCED BY                 

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        WITH TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTION FROM 

       

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         MOBILITY PARTNER   


      MULTIMEDIA

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      in collaborazione con Capware

       


       

       

       

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