De Bello Italico

De bello italico

Take back your past: know the present time / build the future

De Bello Italico started in 2005, after our experience with two of the most innovative living history events of the period dedicated to the antiquity: the “Mercato della Centuriazione Romana” (Market of the Roman Centuriation) in Villadose (Rovigo) and “Legiones in Agro Boiorum” in Castenaso (Bologna). 
The project is dedicated to divulgation of ancient Italy’s history, through events based on serious and deep research. De Bello Italico always payed attention to innovative and updated means of communication, from living history to theatre, from music to video, to education.
At the same time, due to the attention posed on historical faithfulness, De Bello Italico acts as an historical consultant on historical equipment.
From this latter activity, Res Bellica originated.

Consulting service

to museums, public and private entities, from the idea to the making of the event.

What we offer

De Bello Italico offers you a complete consulting service for ideation and making of events aimed to the promotion of the cultural and historical heritage, with a particular focus on the archaeological heritage. Events that combine research with the emotional involvement of the audience, through effective communication techniques: a dynamic and mutable tool of investigation and discovery.
Events that offer to the audience a bridge between the present time and the past.

  • Living History
  • Museum Theatre
  • Workshops

Taking back the past

to know the present time and build the future


De Bello Italico’s goal is the valorization of historical and archaeological heritage, and audience development of museums through living history, museum theatre and through those performing arts that emotionally involve the audience, making it part of the represented story.
The strong connection between ancient and modern, key element of De Bello Italico’s philosophy, manifests itself during the events organized by us, in a organic way, coherently with the historical context, enlightening the audience on culture and on human dimension of every particular historical period.
By involving local resources and by carefuly constructed acting performances, De Bello Italico’s additional goal is the reconnect local communities with their historical heritage and memory, making the musuem or the specific location and active and productive place.

Events & Organizations

"Attimi di Storia". Moments of life at the Belriguardo 2015

"Attimi di Storia". Moments of life at Belriguardo 2015

Museo archeologico civico del Belriguardo (Archaeological and civic museum of the Belriguardo) Voghiera (Ferrara) A series of deeply emotional acting performances created for the Civic Museum of the Belriguardo accompanied the audience during…
Hevri, the time found 2015

Hevrì, il tempo ritrovato (The time found), 2015

The lords of the Euganean hills Teolo (Padova) Ancient Veneti, commercial and cultural exchanges in the era of the situlae, living history of the 6th-5th century BCE in the territories of Padua and Este; the first living history event on ancient…
Moments of history. Moments of life at the Castello Cini 2016

Moments of history. Moments of life at the Castello Cini 2016

7th National Meeting of the Small Museums, Museum of San Paolo Monselice (Padova) Event realized by the 7th National Meeting of the small Museums, a proof of the activites that could be done for the valorization of a location. A series of…
The Diamond Horse, 2015-2016

The Diamond Horse, 2015-2016

The horse in history Vigarano Mainarda (Ferrara) An historical and cultural walkthrough dedicated to the history of the horse, from the first usage during Antiquity to the Italian Resurgence, through the Roman era, the Middle Ages and the…
Velathri, from sunset to sunrise, an Etruscan night 2016

Velathri, from sunset to sunrise, an Etruscan night 2016

Volterra (Pisa) Thyrrenians, Tusci, Rasenna, Etruscans. De Bello Italico, through living history, celebrating the Etruscan Celebrations 2016 organized by Regione Toscana, in collaboration with Anticae Viae, told the history of this ancient…
Before Mantua, history lives again at Forcello 2016

Before Mantua. History lives again at Forcello, 2016

Forcello (Mantua) Living history and reenactment of the 5th century BCE. The commercial and cultural exchanges between Etruscans, Greeks, Veneti and Celts in the territory of Forcello and Mantua. For the 10th anniversary of the reconstruction…

About us

Our team

Corrado Re

Corrado Re

Geologist, anthropologist

Head of Res Bellica, he founded De Bello Italico in 2005. He deals with living history and valorization of archaeological and cultural heritage. Historical and organizational consulting.

Alessandro Forlin

Alessandro Forlin

Architect, web designer

Freelancer, he started his collaboration with De Bello Italico in 2014.
He takes care of graphic, web-design, artistic installations for the valorization of historical heritage.
Graphic, logistic, artistic installations.

Gioal Canestrelli

Gioal Canestrelli

Historian, archaeologist

Historian and archaeologist, he has been collaborating since a long ago with De Bello Italico.
Founder member of the institute of experimental archaeology "Fianna ap Palug".
Founder of the living history federation "Evropa Antiqva".
Head of the project "Ad Pugnam Parati".
He divulgates History by his Youtube channel "Evropantiqva".


Consulenza archeologica: – 3484148862

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