Viaggio Virtuale dell’Antica Roma

CustomerMondadori New Media
SubjectHistory / Archeology
PurposeConsult / Resource, Educational
Year1998
FormatCD ROM

The CD-Rom ‘Viaggio virtuale nell’antica Roma’ (Virtual Journey through Ancient Rome) is a breathtaking trip in time and space, devoted to a virtual visit to the architectures and the urban areas of ancient and modern Rome. It is possible to gain access to Roman main monuments either choosing from an alphabetical and a chronological list, or through the active areas of a wide model, over which we can fly with a sweeping bird’s eye-view, and zoom directly onto the most important archaeological sites in Rome.

Hypertextual cards about history, art and evolution of the city are also available. In some cases a visit to the monuments can be done through a spectacular virtual navigation system, allowing you to see both the present state of ancient buildings and their reconstruction, in relation to the most reliable scientific hypothesis.
The CD-Rom also contains a rare iconographical evidence from the 1850s: ‘Gli edifizj di Roma Antica’ (The Buildings of Ancient Rome) by Luigi Canina. This book contains masterful drawings by this famous architect who worked for the Borghese family.
This CD-Rom has been the first publishing step in the achievement of the Ancient Rome Tour DVD: a multimedia project dedicated to the virtual reconstruction of Ancient Rome, developed with the support of UE within the development programme MEDIA2.

 

Awards

AWARD MÖBIUS MULTIMEDIA Lugano 1999

1° prize, Lugano 1999

PREMIO IMMAGINE IBTS 1999

Merit Reporting COMPUTER GRAFICA FOR MEDIA, 1999

AWARD MÖBIUS MULTIMEDIA Paris 2000

Special Jury Prize, Paris 2000

C’est dans le magnifique cadre de l’Istituto italiano di Cultura, rue de Varenne à  Paris, que les membres d’Altair 4 Multimédia ont présenté, le 3 mai dernier, leur cédérom Voyage virtuel dans la Rome antique.

Entièrement consacré à  l’architecture et à  l’urbanisation de Rome, de sa fondation a l’epoque tardive, ce document propose une dizaine de reconstitutions en image de synthèse. ‘, Archéologia, ‘Ancient Rome Tour Project’, Cécile Breton, 06.2000