How nice would it have been to live in ancient Rome, between gladiators, legions, nature and battles? For those who love adventure and history, you can experience a whole day in the atmosphere of ancient Rome. Where is it? Inside the new Cinecittà World theme park (reopened these days). We are talking about “Roma World” and it will open to the public from July 3rd. Let’s discover what to find in this timeless place.
Roma World, a day of chariots, nature and antiquity
The new park has a clear objective: to bring guests back in time and to experience a day, immersed in nature, like two thousand years ago. A real village that is nothing more than an encampment like that of the Roman legions. So you can dress like gladiators and maybe try your hand at archery and all that warriors used to do. And then shopping among the market stalls, admiring the animals of the educational farm, the flight of the eagle. And even running on the chariots of the film “Ben Hur”.
How’s Roma World park
Five hectares of land in the countryside among cork groves and meadows. From the castrum at the entrance you enter the village. Here is the Arena of gladiators: you can wear the clothes of the past and challenge each other in the ring, learning the ancient techniques, or attend a challenge. Then there is the Taberna, the park’s restaurant, where you can try the experience of eating like the ancient Romans, including their meats, drinks and dishes. In the park you can also sleep in the special camp, as in a two thousand years ago campsite. In the market you can buy the objects of the past. While on the educational farm there are goats, sheep and cows, geese, turkeys, ducks. And educational workshops for children where to learn how to feed the animals, pony rides, archery, adventure trails, outdoor games of the yesteryear.
The chariot race on the set of Ben Hur
In Roma World a space dedicated to cinema could not miss. In fact, you can visit the set of Ben Hur. The chariot race is set up, one of the legendary scenes in the history of cinema. And you can not only visit the set but also get on the chariot to experience the thrill of running in the spectacular Arena.
The park on ancient Rome and all that can be discovered at Cinecittà World
The park in Rome is based on film sets. And this is the peculiarity of this place to be discovered. “We have given ourselves a key that has two characteristics – said the CEO, Stefano Cigarini, at SiViaggia-. One is intelligent distancing, that is, keeping family or friends groups apart from other groups of strangers. This thing guarantees you to really enjoy that experience because you enter the attractions with your loved ones; the other is the raising of the user experience”.
And technological innovation with the ticket through the “QR code” methodology, and many other services that can be done via web and mobile. “We are the cinema and TV park – he added – and this is what differentiates Cinecittà World from other parks. The idea is therefore to use digital media technology to bring the visitor into the world of Cinecittà”. Not only the park on ancient Rome but there is also the opening of an “Aqua world” space, an aquatic park that will be built by 2023. “Roma World – explained the CEO – is absolutely thought for the foreign tourist, for someone who comes to Rome and after visiting monuments and churches wants to go and have fun, especially with children. Mainly because in Roma World you can also sleep”.
The entire area of the park respects the environment
An Italian tourism excellence, but also constant attention to respect for the ecosystem. In fact, as Cigarini explained, a collaboration was started with a plastic recycling consortium to encourage their conscious use. In addition, every day there is a show, “Magically plastic”, especially dedicated to schools. “We put an eco compactor – he clarified – giving the possibility to those who wish to replace the purchase of the ticket paid in money with recycled bottles. From there, a whole series of initiatives such as the water recycling system. A planting system and for three years we have eliminated all plastic products by replacing them with cellulose pulp and recycled material”.
An extra attention to the respect of the post Covid rules
Roma World will open safely, respecting the rules on social distancing. For each purchase you can use your mobile phone, explain the organizers. In fact, all online products and services are available, such as tickets, food, parking, shuttle, protective devices, various accessories. So you will also avoid many interactions with staff, cash desks, ATM readers and more generally with common surfaces. Tickets and details of Roma World are available on the website www.romaworld.com
The photos are courtesy of cinecittaworld.it