Travel in the Roman Forum
While spreading over various aspects of that unique phenomenon that was Romanesque, the story is always anchored at Augusto’s site, using creatively the remains of the Forum to try to make the stones as much as possible. In addition to the faithful reconstruction of the places, with special effects of every kind, the tale focuses on Augusto’s figure, whose huge statue, 12 meters high, dominated the area next to the temple. With Augusto Roma inaugurated a new era of Its history: the imperial age was, in fact, that of the great ascension that in a century has led Rome to reign over an empire extended from present-day England to the present Iraq, Europe, the Middle East and all of North Africa. These achievements led to the expansion not only of an empire, but of a great civilization made up of culture, technology, legal rules, art. In all areas of the Empire, today’s traces of the past have remained, with amphitheatres, spas, libraries, temples, streets.After Augustus, moreover, many other emperors left their trail in the Imperial Forums building their own Forum. At that time it had more than one million inhabitants: no city in the world had ever had a population of those proportions; Only London in the 1800s has reached this size. It was the great metropolis of antiquity: the capital of economy, law, power and fun. Another very important hole is the hole of cesarean. The voice of Piero Angela, accompanied by reconstructions and footage, tell a story that starts from the excavations made for the construction of Via dei Fori Imperiali, when an army of 1500 masons and workers was mobilized for an unprecedented operation: dig the entire area and the whole neighborhood to reach the level of ancient Rome.
Then he arrives in the heart of the story from the remains of the majestic Temple of Venus, wanted by Julius Caesar after his victory over Pompey, to relive the emotion of life in Rome when officials, plebeian, military, matron, consuls, and senators walked Under the arcades of the Forum. Among the colonnades remained the tabernacles of time, that is, the offices and shops of the Forum, and among them the shop of a nummulario, a sort of office change of time. At that time there was also a large public toilet, of which we got curious remains. The visit tries to recall the role of the Forum in the life of the Romans but also the figure of Giulio Cesare. To accomplish this great work, Caesar had to expropriate and demolish an entire neighborhood and the total cost was 100 million auras, the equivalent of at least 300 million euros. He also wanted the new seat of the Roman Senate, the Curia, to be built next to his forum. A building that still exists and that, through a virtual reconstruction, it is possible to review what it looked like at the time. In those years, while the power of Rome grew in exaggeration, the Senate had become very weak and it was in this situation of internal crisis that Caesar was able to obtain exceptional and perpetual powers. Thanks to Piero Angela’s story, this intelligent and ambitious man, idolized by some, hated and feared by others, will be able to be known more closely. I RECOMMEND you do not miss an opportunity to do a unique experience even if it costs a little more at night the show is amazing.
From 1 May to 31 August: 21.00 – 22.00 – 23.00
From 1 September to 30 September: 20.00 – 21.00 – 22.00
From 1 October to 31 October: 19.00 – 20.00 – 21.00 – 22.00
From 1 November to 12 November: 19.00 – 20.00 – 21.00
Duration: 40 minutes