Rome Reborn 2.2 is the most realistic — painterly, Ridley Scott-ish — digital recreation of ancient Rome I’ve ever come across. There’s also a Rome Reborn 2.1 version that isn’t bad. I’m not visiting Rome this year after Cannes (as I’ve done three times over the last 10 or 12 years) but a friend and his fiance are honeymooning in Rome later this month, and I’ve been passing along tips and advisories.

I was alerted to this when the Toronto Star‘s Chantale Allick posted a story about this earlier today.