Where, if not in Rome, for the European Archaeology Days, scheduled for 18-19-20 June? The event – organised by the Institut national des recherches archéologiques préventives (INRAP) under the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture – sees, together with the Capitoline Superintendence, the participation of European bodies and institutions with the aim of making archaeological heritage known to the general public.
At the same time, on Sunday 20 June at the Villa di Massenzio, the event Waiting for Archeofest will take place, a day of presentation of Archeofest, with various experimental archaeology activities for the public.
But that’s not all. From 17 June, Viaggi nell’antica Roma (Journeys in Ancient Rome), the open-air multimedia show to relive the history of the Forum of Augustus, will start again. Until 7 November, there will be three performances every evening of this extraordinary project by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, available in 8 languages.
Circo Maximo Experience, an immersive visit to the Circus Maximus in augmented and virtual reality, will be available all summer long. From Thursday to Saturday, from 5 pm to 8 pm, visitors will be able to relive the history of the largest building for entertainment in antiquity.
And the initiative of the first Sundays of the month with free admission, for residents and non-residents, to the civic museums – with the masterpieces of the permanent collections and the numerous temporary exhibitions in progress – and to some of the capital’s archaeological sites continues throughout the summer season.
Until 10 October, there are also scheduled Sunday openings with appointments (20 June, 4 and 18 July, 5 and 19 September, 10 October) and free guided tours of Gabiinsieme – Per una valorizzazione dell’area archeologica di Gabii, in the ancient Latin city located about 20 kilometres from the centre of Rome, at the 12th mile of the ancient Via Prenestina. Closed since the end of 2019, the state-owned site of Gabii in the hands of the Soprintendenza Speciale di Roma Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio, represents a unique and extraordinary archaeological research context.
During the weekends, workshops for children and theatrical performances will be held, while during the summer the site will host the installation of 100 benches for Rome by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto Onlus.
The programme of Estate Romana 2021 is promoted by Roma Culture.