The latest virtual reality and CGI technologies meet Roman history to bring the Ara Pacis back to its ancient glory. Discover the Museum of Ara Pacis and its legendary Altar of Peace like never before through a unique multisensory journey with immersive narration. Visitors will discover how the monument and its surrounding areas have changed over the centuries thanks to augmented reality scenes with virtual elements alongside real historical artifacts. For an evening you will travel back to ancient Rome, meeting important historical figures of the time, as well as divinities and animals, as if they really were in front of you.
The Ara Pacis
The Ara Pacis, an altar dedicated to Emperor Augustus, is one of the greatest masterpieces of Roman art. During your visit you will have the chance to admire its original colors, rediscovered by the Capitoline Superintendency Body for the Cultural Heritage Department after a decade of studies, through virtual images and animations. Thanks to VR Headsets, history comes to life: visitors will be immersed in the ancient Campo Marzio setting as it appeared at the time and will witness a Roman sacrificial ceremony recreated with professional actors.
Visitors are surrounded by virtual reality creations that invite them to join an exciting journey around and over the Pantheon, Saepta Julia, Augustus's Mausoleum, and the aqueduct. Augustus himself and his family will be your guides. Complex CGI software recognizes your surrounding space so that 3D virtual images look as if they were “anchored” to architectural elements and real objects, creating an unmatched visual suggestion.