Mav - Museo Archeologico Virtuale, Ercolano

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Experience daily life for the cities at the foot of Mount Vesuvius right up until its eruption at Mav - Museo Archeologico Virtuale. Tour through 3-D reconstructions of the theater of Herculaneum, as well as the homes and gardens of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Stabiae, Bay, and Capri. Virtual books, holograms, and interactive exhibits explain the customs of the people of these cities. You can watch a large 3-D film reproducing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, with a vibrating platform for the simulation of earthquakes. Add Mav - Museo Archeologico Virtuale to your Ercolano travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ercolano vacation trip planner.
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  • Must go! Not only the Museum is fantastic. The 3D film to the end of the visit gives goose bumps. A must-have!
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  • Really looking forward to the visit as it has been recommended, really really disappointed - the 3D film show was appalling, it didn't really give much of the history of the area at all it was more li...  more »
  • After reading of laudatory comments on the MAV, we are stopped after the fantastic tour of Herculaneum. Unfortunately several animations were not working. As for the others, they have appeared simple, their graphics was a video game of the 90s. The film about the eruption of Vesuvius will appeal to children. We expected much more from this museum supposed to make us discover Pompeii and Herculaneum as they were prior to their destruction. The single rate of € 8 per person found us it unjustified.
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  • It's evident any funding for this site has stopped. Many of the visuals seem to offer nothing as far as insight or information. There is one huge table with words floating around on it that make no sense, another one with letters floating around. The Vesuvius "3D" thing was okay but all the screens looks out of date, discolored and not calibrated to each other so it's a bizarre spectacle; not to mention the 3D glasses are horrendous. Also, if using a Campania Arte card be vigilante at the front desk- the guy tried to swindle us for 10€ saying it isn't one of the free sites- it is.
  • The concept of this museum is a great one but funding for it has obviously dwindled. The first time I went everything worked great but the next year it was obvious that it needed some work. The translations to English (and perhaps other languages) are not very well done.
  • Nice atmosphere...
  • this place is kindof meh.. maybe in the 90s it was cool technology. Its worth a visit though, especially if you have already been to Pompeii or Ercolano
  • Very disappointing. Spend your money on the sites instead. And I guess on the museums in Naples.

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