The Time Elevator Rome Experience, Rome

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Learn about Roman history through The Time Elevator Rome Experience, a simulator ride. Watch a film projected on three screens from a moving seat equipped with sensory effects, such as biting rats, wind, and rain. The historical information provided is basic, so this is better for novices than for history buffs. To visit The Time Elevator Rome Experience and get the most from your holiday in Rome, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rome road trip website .
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  • The experience was ok, we learnt a few things from this and would recommend as a first activity in Rome. It's sets the history and the kids referred to it throughout our stay. Only thing that was disa...  more »
  • You get to watch a video about the history of Rome. The important characters are enacted by actors to understand history easily. Please google the history. This is a waste of time and money.  more »
  • Very fun experience but the graphics and movies were to be reviewed. I only saw one on Rome and I do not know others as they are
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  • It is not even a 3D-Cinema, just a normal Movie (in a screen in 3 sections parted) with seats moving, but movements, tone and visual effects are not synchronized. The movements are also very abrupt and don't fit to what you see. Furthermore the movie is really bad made. It is old and with cheep effects. A lot of "filling" visual effects to make it longer with no actual reason to see. Information about e.g. historical buildings is often just written in English on the screen and that really short, so that you can't read everything. 12€ (and almost no child discount) for a bad movie is not worth the money!
  • Manage your expectations before going here! We read a lot of reviews; very good ones and very bad ones. They are both true according to us but we set our expectations low. We took the last show and were the only one in the building which did not help a lot to upgrade our expectations. Well, the show is informative and entertaining. We first went to the Roman Forum and Collosseum so it was nice to got the history told on a funny way. But then it says it is in 5D. The dimensions of seeing and hearing were clear. You use a headphone with our own language (with some Italian accent). Then the 3rd dimension is missing. Feeling as dimension was available on different ways. The wind and water effect were okay but the moment of the simulator was horrible. It was like a wooden rollercoaster crashing to the side constantly. Next to that is was not synchronized with the screen. The movie itself also needs an update of professionalism but, again, the story is nice. So yeah I would recommend going there to get to know some history of the magnificent city Rome but go with low expectations. Ciao!
  • More for kids really - they loved it. Science was not completely right, but good fun
  • Well....... imagine being in a classroom in the 90s with that black box tv that just doesn't cut it. Now imagine a kid behind your seat kicking you for no reason at every time possible. That's what you should expect. Headphones are dirty/ seats dirty. Whiplash expected at no real time with the awful film (kid actors). Would give 0 stars if possible please do not go.
  • BRING HELMET AND NECK BRACE! This was awful, I don't know how it has 3 stars! It was expensive, awful graphics, poor summary, and the seats.... well imagine yourself in a paint shaking machine while watching a bad history filmed in the 80s. SO JERKY!!!!

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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