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Ancient Rome Reconstructed

Key Details

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: 2.5hrs
  • Start Time: 8PM

Tour Highlights

  • Watch as Ancient Rome is reconstructed. This completely unique experience uses light and audio to rebuild the ancient Forum as it once was.

  • Gain special access to Caesar’s Forum (next door to the Roman Forum) after dark!

  • Be among the first to enjoy this incredible experience, known to few people outside of Rome.
Get inside the ancient forum at night The Roman Forum illuminated See Ancient Rome reconstructed Step back in time and into the Ancient Roman Senate The Ancient Roman Senate Ancient temple reconstructed Watch scenes from Ancient Rome Watch scenes from Ancient Rome The Roman Forum rebuilt You won't believe how extravagent Ancient Rome was See details reconstructed Learn how The Senate functioned in Ancient Rome Special access inside the Ancient Forum Real footage projected in the Ancient Forum With a personal headset, your audio will be uninterrupted Ruins at the Ancient Forum illuminated Learn to understand inscriptions across Ancient Rome Watch a moneylender weigh his gold Watch a moneylender weigh his gold How Ancient Rome once looked Largo di Torre Argentina The Campidoglio Incredible views from a balcony overlooking the Roman Forum

EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION

WATCH ANCIENT ROME COME TO LIFE BEFORE YOUR EYES

It’s not often that the words “new” and “Ancient Rome” appear together, but that’s what we have here: A completely unique, new and exciting experience in an ancient Roman forum.

Your evening starts at a point rumored to be the assassination place of Julius Caesar. There you’ll meet your small group and one of our expert guides. They’ll lead you on a brief walk-through of Ancient Roman history, taking you to a hidden balcony to look out over the Roman Forum. Their job is to fill your head with stories of emperors and scandals in the senate and to give you the context you need to understand the next portion of your tour.

Descending to street level and then beyond, you’ll step inside Rome’s ancient forum through gates usually closed at this hour. Take a headset and follow the path. Your guide will stay with you to answer any questions but this is a truly immersive experience, so you may not need them.

As you walk around the ancient forum you’ll see Rome reconstructed from the ground up. Using advanced light projections, columns are rebuilt to their full height and entire buildings are restored. On one wall you’ll watch as the lightshow opens up the building layer-by-layer to reveal its fully-intact interior, complete with decorations, furniture and residents going about their business. Not sure what life was like here 2,000 years ago? You’ll watch moneylenders count out their gold, and see famous emperors and senators make an appearance. All the while, your audio headset plays music and commentary at crucial points.

Perfect for those with an interest in Ancient Rome or for anyone who wants something a little different from their vacation, this is one history class you won’t soon forget.

Sites visited

  • Caesar’s Forum after closing
  • Trajan’s Market & Column after closing
  • Largo di Torre Argentina
  • Capitoline Hill

Included

  • Multimedia show (1hr)
  • Access to Trajans Forum & Caesar's Forum after hours
  • Guided intro tour
  • Expert guide to accompany you throughout

Reviews

5-stars from over 34 Customer Reviews

Exciting
Great tour! Meeting point was a little confusing for us - but the tour excellent! Loved our guide - she was perfect in every way.
We really enjoyed this tour as well. It was great to see the reconstructed forum. I did think the description is a little misleading since we don't get a tour of the Forum, but just Caesar's Forum.
excellent experience. guide friendly and knowledgable. grandkids aged 17 16 14 and 7 loved the tour. information well presented for all ages.
Georgia was very enthusiastic and she guided us very friendly through the light reconstruction and through the history behind the person and death of Julius Caesar. A lovely tour, very modern for Italy.
One of the best tours we ever had.
Gio was delightful and a wonderful guide! We had a great time and would recommend this tour and her to anyone!
Our guide didn't strike us as deeply informed about some of the history (she was a bit glib at moments). But she was personable and seemed to genuinely enjoy her job and interacting with tourists. We thought the forum tour experience was terrific! Highly recommended
Georgia is the greatest
Georgia was an excellent guide and the forum at night illuminated walkthrough was magnificent.
Our guide was great!
an unusual and interesting tour. Excellent guide.
Overall, excellent. Our guide was very informative. So much so, I wish we had head sets so we could hear her during the transition walks when we had to single file on the streets.
Melanie clearly loves to show Rome to visitors and is a treasure trove of information. Thoroughly enjoyed her tour.
Very good
Everything was perfect!!! Andrea was informative and fun...perfect guide.
Melanie was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She made Ancient Rome come alive for us! We enjoyed the small group session with her before joining the larger group at the forum.
Melanie was a very informed personable guide. The forum at night with the lazers reconstructing ancient times was fantastic!
This was a very interesting walk and very informative. Our guide seemed very knowledgeable and presented it all very well. The light show was good and helped give an idea of what life was like back then.
This was a very interesting walk and very informative. Our guide seemed very knowledgeable and presented it all very well. The light show was good and helped give an idea of what life was like back then.
Impressive and perfect!
Georgia was fabulous as a tour guide. Knowledgeable friendly and professional.
Love the pre-tour and info before the media show. Was a very good tour!
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Important information

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements

Due to the technology used during this particular tour in an open air site, in case of heavy rain the Light show might be cancelled.

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Exciting
Great tour! Meeting point was a little confusing for us - but the tour excellent! Loved our guide - she was perfect in every way.
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We really enjoyed this tour as well. It was great to see the reconstructed forum. I did think the description is a little misleading since we don't get a tour of the Forum, but just Caesar's Forum.
excellent experience. guide friendly and knowledgable. grandkids aged 17 16 14 and 7 loved the tour. information well presented for all ages.
Georgia was very enthusiastic and she guided us very friendly through the light reconstruction and through the history behind the person and death of Julius Caesar. A lovely tour, very modern for Italy.
One of the best tours we ever had.
The short walking tour before we got to the forum was highly informative and interesting, made more so by our entertaining and knowledgeable guide Gigi. The multimedia tour at the forum was everything it promised to be, though I was hoping for a smaller group. Some views were partially obscured because the group was too large.
Gio was delightful and a wonderful guide! We had a great time and would recommend this tour and her to anyone!
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Our guide didn't strike us as deeply informed about some of the history (she was a bit glib at moments). But she was personable and seemed to genuinely enjoy her job and interacting with tourists. We thought the forum tour experience was terrific! Highly recommended
Georgia is the greatest
Georgia was an excellent guide and the forum at night illuminated walkthrough was magnificent.
Our guide was great!
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I enjoyed the guide telling us the history/background. I would prefer a little bit more walking or moving instead of standing in one place so long, but again the information was very interesting. Unfortunately, there were some very small children in our group and that was a distraction as the guide was talking.
an unusual and interesting tour. Excellent guide.
The ancient Rome tour was excellent as well. (Can't remember tour guide name) but she was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the walk as well. She was very knowledgeable of both the content and logistics of the tour.
Overall, excellent. Our guide was very informative. So much so, I wish we had head sets so we could hear her during the transition walks when we had to single file on the streets.
Melanie clearly loves to show Rome to visitors and is a treasure trove of information. Thoroughly enjoyed her tour.
Gio was fantastic. She gave us a lovely tour, filled with anecdotes and information, and at the same time, a mini city tour. For first timers to Rome, this was really great. Not only that, Gio made sure that we were all settled properly for the tour, and also made sure that we got our rides back to our hotel safely. For a guide, she is really a treasure :)
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Very good
Everything was perfect!!! Andrea was informative and fun...perfect guide.
Melanie was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She made Ancient Rome come alive for us! We enjoyed the small group session with her before joining the larger group at the forum.
Melanie was a very informed personable guide. The forum at night with the lazers reconstructing ancient times was fantastic!
This was a very interesting walk and very informative. Our guide seemed very knowledgeable and presented it all very well. The light show was good and helped give an idea of what life was like back then.
This was a very interesting walk and very informative. Our guide seemed very knowledgeable and presented it all very well. The light show was good and helped give an idea of what life was like back then.
Impressive and perfect!
Georgia was fabulous as a tour guide. Knowledgeable friendly and professional.
Love the pre-tour and info before the media show. Was a very good tour!
My idea is that the Tour is nice only for smaller groups. Priscilla's Catacombs and Capuchin Crypts are designed, in my opinion, for no more than 9 or 10 guests. Sometimes, into the catacombs, I've lost the radio signal and into the Capuchin Crypt, being in 12 in front of every single location, has been not exactly satisfying. My two cents, obviously.
This tour is new and has not yet received guest feedback