Tickets for The Ara As It Was

The origins of Rome in a multi-sensorial experience!

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Opening hours
Today:  19:30 - 23:00
Tomorrow:  19:30 - 23:00
Saturday:  19:30 - 23:00
Sunday:  19:30 - 23:00
Monday:  19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday:  19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday:  19:30 - 23:00
  • See an innovative Augmented Reality spectacular and have your perception totally challenged with immersive VR goggles!
  • Learn the history of Rome and see the the Emperor Augustus and his family brought back to life
  • Witness one of the most important and influential masterpieces of Roman art - the Ara Pacis

Get a grip on reality because you might lose it here! See the imperial family come to life through special effects and superimposing virtual elements in “The Ara as It Was" - one of the best things to see in Rome right now (through immersive VR goggles!).

In an incredible display of augmented reality you'll be flung headfirst into one of the most important and influential masterpieces of Roman culture - the Ara Pacis.

As part of the audience you'll perform a series of gestures and actions that will challenge your perception through immersive VR goggles! Watch the Emperor Augustus and his family come to life through narrating characters, virtual elements, and real life in a multi-sensory leap into the history of Rome.

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Ara Pacis Museum
Lungotevere in Augusta, 00186, Rome
Key info
Audio guide
Italian, English, French, Spanish, and German
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

Getting There

  • From Piazza Venezia: Bus 87 to Lepanto, get off at Lungotevere Marzio. From there, about 500m walking
  • From Termini Station: Metro A to Battistini, get off at Flaminio. From there, about 800m walking
Ratings & reviews
Sep 9, 2018
Very educational trip. The ara is explained in detail and very plastically thanks to VR. Definitely recommend
Jul 14, 2018
This was my first VR experience. I was apprehensive but it was very easy to use. Fun and informative. Only negative is that the visual is a little blurry. But it was still fun.
May 4, 2018
This was a great experience, very cool!

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