Relive the splendors of the Roman empire on our virtual tour of the Imperial Forums
duration 1.5 hours
Join expert guide Cinzia to recreate the splendours of classical Rome on our immersive virtual tour of the Imperial Fora. It’s a good bet that you know all about the Roman Forum, centre of civic life in the ancient city for centuries - but the Imperial Fora, built by the emperors after the fall of the Republic, are no less impressive. The Fora were where emperors burnished their personal image with elaborate building projects, and the series of public squares and majestic buildings they constructed here are enduring monuments to their all-encompassing power. We’ll be getting to grips with the impressive Fora of Julius Caesar, Augustus and Nerva, as well as the extraordinary Forum of Trajan - complete with jaw-dropping Trajan’s Column and the massive multi-level Trajan’s market - the world’s first shopping mall. Photos, reconstructions and Cinzia’s expert narration will bring this important corner of the ancient city vividly to life - join us today!
Hello, my name is Cinzia (prounounced Chin-zee-ah). I was born and raised in Rome - the perfect place to study art. I began my studies at Accademia Belle Arti and spent many years as a working artist before returning to school to complete my master’s degree in Art History and Museology. I feel a special connection to my American clients, having stayed in Los Angeles while working on my master’s thesis, and later having lived for two years in San Diego. I worked with children in the arts for many years, and it is a particular pleasure to share the magic art and creativity with my clients who have kids. I have been a licensed tour guide for over a decade, and given tours to people from all walks of life. Each tour makes me feel connected to people who are curious about life, history, and the ways art can transport us through time, to understand others, and ourselves. I look forward to our tour together!
The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group!
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!
5.0 (4 reviews)
A new perspective
Cinzia spent over an hour giving an entirely new perspective on the Imperial Forums. When you visit them in person you see the ruins on the ground and imagine them as they once were, and that is magical. However, she took that and then took it a step further. She showed how they originally looked, how they were built, and what the purpose of each of the buildings were. You feel as if you are back in Ancient Rome. The reconstruction of Trajan's Column is not to be missed, with the full colors restored and the intricate architecture of it described. The aerial views and the reconstruction of the quarries round out the picture, and she explained how the historians have come to their conclusions and why, But it is Cinzia's passion for Ancient Rome that comes through and makes this one of my favorite tours.
Had Cinzia as a guide through the Imperial Forum. She was excellent, personable, interesting, factual and organized. I lived in Rome for 5 years and learned so much I didn't know. I loved this format, seeing slides of how the area was both inside and out and current photos. Definately a good idea for arm-chair travellers! Thaks!