Li-Fi project and the reopening of the Casa Romana in the underground of the Museum

Progetto Li-Fi Museo Barracco
06/01/2022 - 31/07/2024
Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

From the 6th January 2022 at the Baracco Museum, antiques meet innovative and sustainable with the new "Li-Fi" project. To mark the occasion, the Roman house in the museum's basement will be reopened to the public. An experimental visit, guided by lighting, to explore the works in the museum collection and rediscover the archaeological site in the basement.

The visitors will have the opportunity to explore a selection of works from the permanent collection through the innovative experience offered by the Li-Fi project, a visit using wireless technology.
The project is one of the 43 winners - out of 126 participants - of the "L'impresa fa Cultura" tender launched by the Lazio Region to promote Lazio's cultural heritage through the use of new technologies.

The Museo Barracco is one of the first museums in the world to be equipped with the Li-Fi system, which stands for Light Fidelity.
This is one of the most modern and innovative communication mechanisms that allows information and images to be transmitted in wireless mode, through the use of lighting modulation, from special LED spotlights (transmitters) to visitors' mobile devices equipped with cameras (receivers).
In order to use the multimedia contents, compared to the ordinary visit, it is sufficient to download the appropriate App ("LiFi Zone") and place the smartphone or tablet under the light of the Li-Fi spotlight.
A solution created with attention to 'non-traditional' modes of use: there is in fact a dual mode of use, both for the sighted and the blind (or visually impaired), thanks to the use of audio tracks created from the textual content.

The experimentation involves a selection of 14 points of interest, 9 of which in the rooms on the ground and first floors and 5 in the so-called Casa romana, whose main documented structures date back to the 4th century AD and are located in the basement of the museum, which reopens to the public for this occasion after being closed for over 20 years.
The discovery of the remains in the basement of the Barracco Museum is fortuitous and dates back to 1899, during the partial demolition of the Renaissance building, which has housed the Museum since 1948, carried out for the opening of the new Corso Vittorio Emanuele thoroughfare.
The Domus, which has not been open to the public since 2000, is extraordinarily open only on certain days, consult the calendar below.

The temporary reopening of the Domus, linked to the experiment, is only the first step of a wider and more complex project to enhance the site.


Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco
Opening hours

From 6 January 2022

The Li-Fi project in the museum is accessible from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry half an hour before closing time), closed on Mondays. LiFi Zone" app

Special opening of the Casa Romana until the end of July 2024 (unless extended)
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00 (last entry at 15.20).
Admission to the Casa Romana for groups (max 15+1 guide) on weekends only with compulsory booking at 060608 (every day from 09.00 to 19.00).
Appointments every 20 minutes from 10.00 am (first appointment) to 15.20 pm (last appointment).
Reservations recommended for individual visitors on weekends.

In case of adverse weather conditions, access to the site in the basement will not be possible for safety reasons
The Casa Romana is not accessible to the motor disabled.
Guided visually disabled or visually impaired people can use all the li-fi stations, both on the ground floor, where there are two steps, and in the basement and on the upper floor, although they have to negotiate flights of stairs downhill (for the basement) and uphill for the first floor points. Enjoyment is ensured through the use of audio tracks created from the textual content.

Before planning the visit, CONSULT THE NOTICES

Entrance ticket

Free entrance


Info 39 060608 (daily from 9.00 to 19.00)

Promoted by
Roma Culture, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

Presented by companies
To Be Srl, DB Ingegneria dell’immagine Srl and Tecno Electric Srl

 With the support of the Unione Europea

Museum services
Zètema Progetto Cultura


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