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The city of Rome has launched a new project aimed at bringing more visitors to the area of the Circus Maximus. As big as imposing as it is, many tourist fail to see what the big deal is about the stadium. Or, they used to. Launched at the beginning of this month, the Circo Maximo Experience, as it’s been called, will help visitors to travel through time with the use of cutting-edge technologies, tested for the first time in such a large outdoor area.
Through the help of an augmented reality Zeiss headset, ticket holders will walk in the area and see the Circus Maximus for the first time in all its different historical phases: from the simple, first wooden frame to the glory of the imperial age, from the Middle Ages to the first decades of the 20th century.
This augmented reality visit is roughly 40 minutes long and leaves nothing to chance: in the headset displays users will be even able to see the graffiti left by actual fans who went to the Circus Maximus to watch chariot races – and will get to experience a virtual one themselves!
Everything is historically correct, including the type of shops that were found under the bleachers, how the Murcia valley looked during ancient Rome and the shape of the city which continued growing around the Circus throughout the millennia.
Tickets to the Circo Maximo Experience range from 10 to 12 Euros per person, while the stadium can be also visited for just 5 Euros for a more “traditional” kind of visit (4 Euro is the price for a reduced ticket). Minors and people with disabilities can also use the headsets, with more information available on the project’s official site.