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    17 June | 7 November 2021


    Conceived by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano


    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


    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.

    SHOW SCHEDULES (nightly shows)
    17 June to 31 July: 9.15pm; 10.15pm; 11.15pm
    1 to 31 August:; 10pm; 11pm
    1 to 30 September: 8.15pm; 9.15pm; 10.15pm
    1 October to 7 November: 7.15pm; 8.15pm; 9.15pm

    Any cancellations for technical or meteorological reasons will be promptly communicated via email to the address provided during the purchase


    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?      


    Special audio systems with disposable earphones 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.


    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.



    Forum of Caesar


    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.

    Temporarily suspended. The show will resume as soon as possible.


    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.


    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


    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.






      Tickets Forum of Augustus

      Tickets Forum of Augustus

      Full price ticket: € 15,00

      Reduced price ticket: € 10,00

      Groups: € 10.00 (groups over 10 units)

      The box office opens an hour earlier

      Advance sale: € 1,00 Single
      Pre-sale of € 1,00 is applied for tickets used after the day of purchase

      Disabled people: 6 seats in total on special platforms.

      For exclusive shows please email us at

      Tickets Forum of Caesar

      Tickets Forum of Caesar

      Temporarily suspended. The show will resume as soon as possible.


      We also require the purchase of free tickets, if any, which cannot be purchased online.

      The free ticket is subject to a pre – sale price of € 1.00, if purchased through +39 060608 and at Tourist Information Points.


      • young people under the age of 26
      • teachers in activity
      • journalists with regular National Order membership (professionals, trainees, publicists)
      • national law enforcement and military with ID card
      • MIC card holders
      • Roma Pass holders
      • groups of minimum 10 participants

      Whoever buys a reduced ticket online, must bring the documentation that entitles him/her to the reduced entrance fee.

      Free of charge:

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

      Whoever buys a free of charge ticket online, must bring the documentation that entitles him/her to the reduced entrance fee.

      Tickets can be purchased:

      • Contact center +39 060608 (open every day from 9.00 to 19.00 – at the cost of a local phone call)
      • Box office
      • Forum of Augustus on Via Alessandrina, Largo Corrado Ricci side, according to availability.
      • Tourist Infopoints:

      Only if the show is cancelled for technical or meteorological reasons, you can request a refund and/or change of date. Refunds and date changes are foreseen only for the cancelled show.

      Date changes and/or refunds, possible only in case of show cancellation due to rain or technical problems, can be requested within and not later than 15 days from the cancelled date sending an email to

      Pre-sales costs will not be refunded.

      Refunds for non-European countries will only be possible on purchases made by credit card. There is no refund on site.

      In case of delay, we do not guarantee the possibility of reaching the purchased visit and that the management reserves the right to include latecomers in subsequent groups depending on availability.

      We remind you that responses via email from will not take place on weekends and/or holidays.

      It is forbidden to introduce animals on the stands and on the visit route.

      Information on the containment of COVID-19

      From 6 August 2021, access to the shows will be authorised only to persons holding a COVID-19 green certification (Green Pass) in application of the Law Act no. 105 of 23 July 2021.
      The Green Pass must be produced at the entrance in digital or paper version with a valid identity document for the appropriate control.
      The arrangement does not apply to subjects excluded by age from the vaccination campaign and to subjects exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification issued according to the criteria defined in a circular of the Ministry of Health.

      People who had purchased the tickets in advance of the 23 July 2021 (date of the Law Act’s adoption) and are not still registered for the green pass can request the change of the ticket date and send an email to

      • Access to the grandstand is allowed to a maximum of 188 spectators per show.
      • It is recommended to arrive at the facility 20 minutes before the start time of the show in order to check the green pass.
      • All spectators are required to wear masks from the entrance until they reach their seats, during the show, including the time of runoff.
      • A hand sanitizer gel dispenser is installed at the entrance to the grandstand.
      • At the entrance of the area there is a body temperature control. Under no circumstances will it be allowed to enter with a temperature higher than 37.5°.
      • The spectator who buys the entrance ticket on site will have to provide his personal data for the fulfilments provided by law in relation to the containment of the COVID-19.
      • The entrance ticket will be verified in rapid mode by scanner reading.
      • Once the body temperature control, the device and the disposable earphones will be delivered in sealed envelopes. The visitor will not have to open the envelope and touch the device, but insert the headphone jack directly into the hole provided.
      • Spaces dedicated to spectators with motor disabilities and their companions are guaranteed.
      • Inside the area, the staff will provide for the hygiene of all contact surfaces of the audience before each show, in particular the handrails.


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



      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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      in collaborazione con Capware