One of the seven wonders of the world and one of the most celebrated architectural works from antiquity. The icon of a city. The Colosseum has been captivating people for nearly two thousand years. Martial, who was present at the opening ceremony, wrote admiringly in Liber de spectaculis: “Here is a monument that will be more famous than any other human construction.”
With the Sangue e Arena show the Colosseum lets you relive the celebrations during the long series of opening events ordered by the Emperor Titus in AD 80, which went on for a hundred days. Until 27 October , every Thursday, Friday and Saturday the ground of the amphitheatre, where gladiators once fought, will be lit up with evocative immersive nocturnal performances
Multimedia images, virtual reality reconstructions and holograms projected onto a screen of around 17 metres launch spectators into staged sea battles, gladiatorial contests, animal fights and executions, immersing them in the beliefs and legends of the era.
Technologically, the show brings together a range of different tools, including modelling, 3D animation and projection mapping. The visual effects are accompanied by music, original sound effects and synchronised lighting.
Multimedia images, virtual reconstructions and holograms launch the spectator into staged sea battles and gladiatorial contests
Virtual reality has made the most of ancient iconographic sources, such as mosaics, and descriptions in Martial's epigrams which have meant that the atmosphere of various of the spectacles can be reconstructed
Finally, Rome's amphitheatre gives both tourists and local people its fascinating night-time look during the series of evening openings La luna sul Colosseo: the underground areas, and internal passageways and arcades can be visited until 6 January 2019.
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