Viaggio nel Foro di Cesare – Multimedia show at the Roman Forum

Viaggio Nel Foro di Cesare Multimedia

A Journey Through History at the Forum of Caesar

With the arrival of summer, the much-awaited Viaggio nel Foro di Cesare returns this year from May 22 to September 22, 2024. This captivating multimedia show narrates and brings to life the scenic archaeological area.

The show is accompanied by the extraordinary narrating voice of Piero Angela, featuring films, projections, and video mapping that reconstruct the current archaeological area as it appeared in ancient Rome.

The show offers audio narration in eight languages (Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Japanese). It unfolds along a path with four stages. The entire experience lasts about 50 minutes.



The show inside the Forum of Caesar is itinerant. It is accessed from piazza della Madonna di Loreto, next to the Trajan’s Column, and then crosses the Trajan’s Forum on a specially built walkway. Through the underground gallery of the Imperial Forums you then reach the Forum of Caesar and continue as far as the Roman Curia.

The narration of Piero Angela, accompanied by reconstructions and films, starts from the history of the excavations carried out between 1924 and 1932 for the construction of the then Via dell’Impero (today Via dei Fori Imperiali). When an army of 1500 masons, unskilled workers and laborers were mobilized for an unprecedented operation, they razed an entire neighborhood and dug the whole area deeply, in order to reach the level of ancient Rome. From there, you enter the heart of history: starting from the remains of the majestic Temple of Venus, which was wanted by Julius Caesar after the victory over Pompey.

The experience relives the emotion of the life of the time in Rome, when officials, plebeians, soldiers, matrons, consuls, and senators strolled under the arcades of the Forum. Among the remaining colonnades, the tabernas of ancient times reappear– that is the offices and shops of the Forum and, among these, the shop of a nummulario , a sort of exchange office of the time. At that time there was also a large public toilet of which curious remains have withstood time. To build his Forum, Julius Caesar had an entire neighborhood expropriated and demolished for a total cost of 100 million golds, the equivalent of at least 300 million euros. Next to the Forum, he had the Curia built, the new seat of the Roman Senate, a building that still exists and that through a virtual reconstruction is possible to see how it looked at the time.

In those years, while the power of Rome grew dramatically, the Senate had weakened. It was precisely in this situation of internal crisis that Caesar managed to obtain exceptional and perpetual powers. Thanks to the story of Piero Angela it will be possible to get to know this intelligent and ambitious man more closely; a man idolized by some, hated and feared by others.

Viaggio nei Fori

22 May – 22 September 2024

Piazza della Madonna di Loreto, by Trajan’s Column

Opening times:
From 22 May to 31 July: everyday from 21.00 to 23.00 (every 20 minutes)
From 1 – 31 August: everyday from 20.40 to 23.00 (every 20 minutes)
From 1 September to 22 September: everyday from 20.00 to 22.20 (every 20 minutes)
In case of rain, the shows are suspended.

Maximum 50 people per show


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