Who are we

CIVITAS ROMANA, in Italy better known as CIVILTA' ROMANA, is a social and cultural project, established as an association in January 2010 in Rome.  Born from the interest and passion for the Roman history of the founding members, coming from different Roman re-enactment groups, CIVILTA’ ROMANA is, therefore, an association of cultural reconstruction, re-enactment and experimental archaeology, a non-profit organization.

The name CIVITAS ROMANA was adopted by the association because it summarizes with simplicity the theme and topics of study (about social, cultural, military, political, technological, artistic and religious aspects of the Roman population).  It is also easy to remember and the name reminds of the values and the history of the Urbs.  The image of the goddess ROMA was chosen as a symbol of the association, the universal symbol of the Roman culture and civilization.


Our objectives

CIVITAS ROMANA is determined to set up and develop ambitious projects of historical reconstruction, with cultural, educational and informational goals, applied to the period of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.  The goal is to be a leading cultural association within the varied world of re-enactors and historians on the history and civilization of Rome, at local, national and international level. The association wants to:

  • function as a qualified and recognized centre of expertise and critical study of bibliographic, historical and artistic sources of Roman times.  This not only by a diligent examination of documents and practical exercises, but also through a constant and open collaboration with universities, museums, archaeological services and scholars who specialize in this period;

  • Inform about recent archaeological and historical discoveries to the general public through a series of highly qualified and educational initiatives;

  • cooperate with Italian and foreign public authorities, municipalities, schools, chambers of Commerce and archaeological services.


Our mission

CIVITAS ROMANA has imposed itself a social and cultural mission that articulates in different goals on the medium-long term:


Promotion and appreciation

a) Promoting Roman culture and history through study, experimentation and historical research in the domain of the Roman civilization;

b) Reliable reconstructing, according to the most current and plausible historical sources and the most recent archaeological finds, of the military, civil, religious, recreational and political life of the Roman people.


Information and scientific-historical cooperation

a)  Communicate the findings and reconstructions in the archaeological and historical field in the most simple and intuitive way to the general public and so contribute to the growth of interest in the history of this period;

b) Involving museums, archaeological and literary organizations and research institutes in social activities for the promotion of history as social and cultural roots of the West;

c) Collaborate with cultural, archaeological, academic and museological organizations and institutions, as well as with both local and national schools for educational purposes and cultural promotion of Roman civilization.


Social activities

a) Promote and support via free participation at fundraising by recognised organisations for humanitarian purposes;

b) Function as a meeting place in the name of the common cultural interest.  Delivering a social function for human growth and development according to the ideal of lifelong learning;

c) Organise and participate in recreational activities and games, sports and artistic training, connected with social objectives.


The goals

Organize and participate

  • organize and participate in national and international events related to reconstruction, historical re-enactment and Roman experimental archaeology;

  • organize and participate in cultural events in cooperation with public and private institutions (museums, public institutions, universities, historical and archaeological associations, etc.) and local authorities.  This is linked to reconstruction and historical re-enactment.


  • cooperate with national military institutions which are interested in Roman re-enactment;

  • cooperate with other national and international re-enactment groups to set up and take part in historical events that deal with the same themes and period as our association;

  • cooperate on the development and realization of historical and scientific documentaries about Roman history.

Providing advice and own equipment

  • providing advice and own equipment for historical documentaries on the same historical period that our association covers;

  • providing advice and own equipment to archaeological museums and temporary exhibitions on the subjects concerning the Roman history.  Providing these institutions with material, armour, weapons, clothing and more as well as our members being present for exhibitions and information purposes.

Building a permanent castrum (military camp)

  • on a place that is suitable for historical reconstruction, re-enactment, educational activities and archaeological experiments.