About us

Ancient and Recent is the result of decades of experience from experts and professionals in tourism and leaders in the promotion of cultural and tourist sites through multimedia applications.

The mission of Ancient and Recent is to bring to life the history of Rome through a new type of communication – integration between reality and the virtual experience. Using the latest technology, either on foot or on board a Segway PT, experience an immersive tour while preserving the environment and cultural heritage of the city.

We aim to offer a unique experience to tourists not only with traditional walking and Segway tours, but also with our new philosophy combining the latest technology with tourism. There is no better way than to explore one of the most important cities in the world, Rome. Immerse yourself in ancient times and explore the Colosseum- the most famous monument and listed as a UNESCO world Heritage site and one of the seven wonders of the world with the Oculus VR.

With Ancient & Recent our customers can book an Ancient Rome Walking Tour or Ancient Rome Segway led by an expert tour guide to explore, through an Oculus VR equipped with the latest generation of smartphones, a historical reconstruction in 3D of Colosseum. In real time you can move within the Colosseum’s three areas, the square, the arena and the underground as if you are present in the ancient world. Experience a virtual, multimedia, multisensory tour with audio reproductions and historical fighting animations allowing you to not only learn, but live the history.

Ancient & Recent firmly believes that Virtual Reality can have a greater and formative impact on our lives when visiting a city and cultural sites. It allows our customers to preserve, experience and comprehend with greater detail, therefore enhancing their overall experience and knowledge.

Scientific studies show that after two weeks the human brain tends to remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, but 90% of what they do or simulate. Applying this concept of learning with VR, Ancient & Recent gives tourists the ability to remember much more than the classical tours offered on the market, allowing tourists to absorb more information on their visit, along with an unforgettable experience.

In the educational and training field, Virtual Reality software integrated with Oculus VR  will allow students of all ages to learn faster and in a new and innovative way.

All tours which include the Virtual Reality are guided by expert local guides who will assist and explain to tourists how to use the Oculus.

Our exclusive walking and Segway Tours are unique in the tourism market, combining innovative technology with history and are devised in small groups insuring participants will make the most of their experience.

What are you waiting for? Book a Live Ancient Rome Segway Tour in VR or Live Ancient Rome Walking Tour in VR and take home with you an immersive and memorable experience of the Eternal City!