For four weekends, from 7 to 28 April, visitors to the Studios will have access to the special places where cinema is created

Special entrance for visitors to:  the Set Design department, the Carpentry Workshop, the Cinegarden and the historical buildings.

From 7 April, the special access days are back, opening up  the most secret places of the Cinecittà Studios, the backstage sites used by Cinecittà personnel.

For four weekends in the Spring, plus the national holidays of 25 April and 1 May, visitors with tickets to the Cinecittà Shows Off exhibition, which includes the famous open-air film sets and the permanent displays (Why Cinecittà, Shooting in Cinecittà and Backstage –  Cinecittà’s Educational Route)  will have a special extra:  access to the places where cinema is created.

Accompanied by expert guides, visitors can access a different location each weekend:  starting on 7-8 April with the Cinegarden, where floral compositions and features for cinema and television are prepared.  On 14-15 April, the Attrezzeria (Set Design Workshop) will be open to display the work of the set decorator, along with statues, jewellery and decorative elements from a range of styles and times, stretching from Imperial Rome to Ancient Egypt; 21-22 April marks the first time that the rooms of the Palazzina Presidenziale (Presidential building) will be accessible, this building is a splendid example of 1930s architecture, which conserves furnishings, sketches for set designs and scenic elements.  Closing the cycle, on 28-29 April, a master artisan will be present in the Falegnameria (Carpentry workshop) to explain the process of constructing a set.

On 25 April, Liberation Day, and 1 May, Workers Day, Special Family Visits will feature itineraries and workshops created especially for adults, and the youngest of visitors, with many activities on offer.  The programme for 25 April includes a tour themed around the fascinating sculpture of Federico Fellini’s Venusia, built for his film Casanova, which becomes the centrepiece of an imaginative story hovering between reality and fiction.  While on 1 May, the sets will come alive with a special tour whose main ingredients are stories, secrets, cinema anecdotes and workshop activity.

 

Discover Cinecittà: truly a timeless place

COMPLETE PROGRAMME:

Saturday 7 April and Sunday 8 April

11.30 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Special Visit – The Cinegarden:  visit to the cinema garden centre

An itinerary that leads through nature and invention, guided by an expert, in a unique place inside Cinecittà where the spectacular floral compositions for cinema and television take shape.

 

Sunday 8 April

10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Cinebimbicittà – True as fiction!

A workshop focussed on decoration and its use on set in cinema and theatre.  The activity will allow children to discover first hand the materials used to make scenery and to “touch” makebelieve, painting and creating an element of set design inspired by Ancient Egypt to take home and keep.

Children’s participation in Cinebimbicittà is included in the price of the exhibition ticket.

Workshop times: 10.00 a.m.; 11.15 a.m. ; 12.45 p.m. ; 2.15p.m.; 3.30p.m.; 4.45p.m..

Workshop duration:  75 minutes

Age:  Children from 5 to 12 years.  No booking required.

 

Saturday 14 April & Sunday 15 April
11.30 a.m. and 3.15p.m.
Special Visit – The room of Wonders:  tour of the workshop of Ancient Rome

A visit to the Set Design Department of Cinecittà to find out about the work of set decorators and discover statues, jewellery and decorative elements from a range of different styles and eras, stretching from Imperial Rome to Ancient Egypt, created for films and television series such as Rome, The Young Messiah, The Borgias and Ben-Hur (2016 adaptation).

Sunday 15 April
10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Cinebimbicittà – Set decoration

A fun filled workshop that offers children the opportunity to be set decorators for a day:  the activity, specifically tailored as a Set Design department, allows children to see, touch and discover many of the bizarre objects used in scenery and set dressing, create a personal project and transform some corners of Cinecittà into places of fantasy.

Children’s participation in Cinebimbicittà is included in the price of the exhibition ticket.

Workshops are held continuously from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m..

Workshop duration:  90 minutes

Age:  Children from 5 to 12 years.  No booking required.

 

Saturday 21 April & Sunday 22 April
11.30 a.m. and  3.15 p.m.

Special Visit – the Palazzina Presidenziale (Presidential Building)

A special visit to discover the Palazzina Presidenziale (Presidential Building).

A rare example of Rationalist architecture whose rooms will be opened for the first time to the public: furnishings, sketches for set designs and unpublished scenic elements will be displayed for visitors.

 

Sunday 22 April

10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Cinebimbicittà – Archicinema

A workshop that offers the opportunity to find out about the geometry of buildings, invent new architectural styles and explore the secret spaces of Cinecittà:  participants capture lines and forms to create new architectural compositions in a playful exchange between reality and fiction.

Children’s participation in Cinebimbicittà is included in the price of the exhibition ticket.

Workshop times:  10.00 a.m.;11.15 a.m.; 12.45 a.m.; 2.15 p.m.; 3.30p.m.; 4.45p.m..

Workshop duration:  75 minutes

Age:  Children from 5 to 12 years.  No booking required.

 

Wednesday 25 April
11.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
Special Family Visit– Cinecittà with Venusia

A tour through the sets for adults with children:  the huge, fascinating sculpture of Federico Fellini’s Venusia (created for his film Casanova) is the centre of an imaginative story that lies somewhere between reality and fiction.  Information, anecdotes and games will reveal the secrets of the Studios, the history of Cinecittà and its “inhabitants” to the visitors. Multiple activities will give children the opportunity to make a personal piece of work to take home.

 

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April
11.30 a.m. and 3.15 p.m.

Special Visit –Falegnameria (Carpentry workshop): visit to the Set Design department

Discover one of the key places in cinema creation.  Guided by an expert master artisan, it will be possible to explore the workshop and find out about the work behind the creation of a set.

Sunday 29 April

10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Cinebimbicittà – Special Set Design

A workshop that reveals what happens behind the scenes of a film and provides the possibility to design a set.  The materials used and the different settings for a range of cinema genres will be the starting point for designing little “pocket sets”.

The activity allows the children to discover the materials used in set design and to experience invention first hand, painting and creating an element of set design inspired by Ancient Egypt to take home and keep.

Children’s participation in Cinebimbicittà is included in the price of the exhibition ticket.

Workshops are held continuously from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m..

Workshop duration:  90 minutes

Age:  Children from 5 to 12 years.  No booking required.

 

Tuesday 1 May
11.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.
Special Family Visit – Interactive set tour for children and parents

A tour of discovery featuring Federico Fellini’s Venusia, the sets of Ancient Rome, Jerusalem and Renaissance Florence.  Information, anecdotes and workshop activities are the ingredients of an interactive visit that adults and children can share.

NB:  We recommend leaving sufficient time at the Studios to experience all the elements of Cinecittà Shows Off, considering the timing of the guided visits to the sets.

 

CINECITTÀ SHOWS OFF –  SECRET CINECITTÀ

Cinecittà Studios  – Roma, Via Tuscolana 1055

METRO
Metro Line A – Metro stop Cinecittà

Underground parking is available €1,50 on the road to Anagnina.  Drivers coming from Rome need to reach the entrance via a side road.  Drivers coming from the Great Ring Road (G.R.A.) should turn around in Piazza di Cinecittà.

 

 

 

TICKET OFFICE

Exhibition and guided tour of the sets:

Adults  €15,00– Children (age 6 – 12) €5,00.

Free admission for children aged 5 and under.

Family ticket €35,00 (valid for 2 adults + 2 children up to 18 years of age)
Tickets are available at the ticket office of Cinecittà Shows Off and on the website Ticketone.it.

The entrance ticket includes access to the permanent exhibition, the tour of the open-air sets, temporary exhibitions, Cinebimbicittà (workshops, interactive family visits) and Special Visits.

Special Visits: the secret places of  Cinecittà

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April – Cinegarden
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 April – Set design Department
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April – Palazzina Presidenziale
Wednesday 25 April – Cinecittà with Venusia
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April – Carpentry Workshop
Tuesday 1 May – Interactive tour of the sets for adults with children

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SETS

The permanent displays (Why Cinecittà, Shooting in Cinecittà and Backstage –Cinecittà’s Educational Route) and the sets of Ancient Rome, Jerusalem and Renaissance Florence are part of the exhibition Cinecittà Shows Off and can be visited every day except Tuesdays.

Opening times:  from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (the ticket office closes at 4.30 p.m.).

The exhibitions can be visited, independently, without booking and without a guide.  The permanent sets can be visited without booking, but only when accompanied by a Cinecittà guide.

Tours can be organized specifically for visitors with special mobility needs who should contact us by email: visit@cinecittaluce.it .

Guided tours of the sets at these times:  10.00 a.m., 11.30 a.m., 1.00p.m., 2.30p.m., 3.15p.m., 4.30 p.m..

 

CINEBIMBICITTÀ

WORKSHOPS (no booking required, held continuously from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

April:  every Sunday from 8 April.

INTERACTIVE FAMILY VISITS

Tuesday 25 April and Monday 1 May (11.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m.)

Booking is required and can be requested by email: visit@cinecittaluce.it

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