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Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is a shame that so many people miss seeing this spectacular program with music, history, and a dramaticmonologue/movie that give you a real insight into the history of Augustus' reign 2000 years ago.

I was surprised when I searched for information on TripAdvisor how little was listed on it for the US site. I finally found information after searching the Italian site and was able to purchase tickets for the show. It is much better to purchase your tickets in advance online at their website www.ticket.museiincomuneroma.it. Bring your ID and ticket number and they will find you on their computer at the site. See below for more detailed information copied from the Italian website. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHOW!

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.

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.

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.

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Lizvacation
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was our last night in Rome and we thought that seeing the Collissium at night would be a nice way to end a fantastic trip. As it turned out, with large parts of Collisium boarded up for restoration, there was hardly any illumination..anyways, we did see the long queue for the show and decided to see it instead..managed to get tickets for the 10 pm show. It was a brilliant production and in a way, did transport you to the days of the Roman empire. Everything - the visuals, the commentary and the forum itself came together to create a wonderful story of the times of Ceasar Augustus. The cool summer breeze made the experience even more memorable ! Catch it before it gets over ( If I am correct, the run is only till October 2014)

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank RRRNJ
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is located on a major boulevard in Rome. It is fun to try to imagine what it was like in the days when the Romans wandered the streets

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank ET-retired
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went to the 10:00pm show and it was fantastic. Very clever use of lights and shadows along with a good narration of what you are looking at. This was a highlight of my trip to Rome.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank opendoort
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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... Unfortunately we did not went inside, as there was que for tickets - at least for 1km, also, that day was 40 degrees heat.... Book fast track tickets, if you going to see....

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Viks2009uk
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