Virtual Reality Tour of Rome Ancient City
Can’t wait to see all of these places live? You’ll see much more than this. Our English-speaking guides will surely do their best to bring to life the glorious past of Ancient Rome. Thanks to our state-of-the-art 3D Oculus displays, though, you’ll be able to really have a clear picture of how the Colosseum and the Roman Forum looked 2000 years ago, at the peak of its glory and fame. Once you’ve reached the Colosseum* square, the majestic amphitheater will appear in front of you in its original state, surrounded by the huge statue of Nero, the so-called “Colossus”, the word from which the Flavian amphitheater itself took the name it is famous for nowadays.
After a deep exploration of the ground level, the 1st and the 2 ring of the Colosseum, your tour guide will climb with you up to the Palatine Hill, where a breath-taking view over the city of Rome will let you understand why Emperors and Noble families chose this location to have their rich residences built. A beautiful view indeed, but one which can’t compare to the one Emperors of Ancient Rome were able to gaze upon. Now you can admire it too! Just wear your 3D visors and marvel at the view from the Palatine Hill over Ancient Rome and a brand new Circus Maximus! Nowadays you can only see a green field, but in Ancient Rome the Circus Maximus was a U-shaped, marble covered hippodrome which could seat up to 250,000 people!
Emperors loved assisting to chariot races held in the Circus Maximus from the comfort of their own residences. Thanks to your Oculus visor you will find yourself standing in the patio of a real Emperor palace on the Palatine Hill and observe the outside of the building in all its magnificent details.
The last part of your tour will take you in the beating heart of Ancient Rome and its political and daily life. You will walk with your guide inside the archaeological area of the Roman Forum on cobblestoned alleys, lined on both sides by what remains of columns, arches, buildings and temples. Here Romans used to participate or simply assist to public speeches, engage in conversations about politics and law and follow impressive “Triumphs” – these were civil or religious processions organized to celebrate military victories and sanctify the commanders who led them. The Roman Forum is the biggest and richest archaeological area in the world. Most ruins, though, are only partially visible today and without a guide, most of their history would remain hidden. With an expert guide by your side, you will understand the history behind each and every ruin and discover legends and facts about Ancient Rome. But this is a special tour and we’ll go further than that – by the time you put your 3D Oculus back on, you’ll be like traveling in time, and find yourself at a moment in history when these monuments, like the temple of Julius Caesar, the Arch of Septimius Severus and the Basilica Aemilia were at the peak of their splendor!
*Tours might start or end at the Colosseum.