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. Using our international travel planner, Ercolano attractions like Mav - Museo Archeologico Virtuale can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Museum offers a 3D video of the history of Vesuvius and the destruction of Herculaneum as well as digital reconstructions of the city and the life of the population before the eruption.
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  • It is a trip to the past where you can discover not only objects but smells, or the murmur of water sources or the birds singing in the gardens, is highly recommended if you are visiting the excavation which is very close to the Museum. It is a very modern interactive museum that will delight everyone, especially kids who discover a new way of seeing a Museum
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  • Visited the museum after leaving Herculaneum. Expected to see lots of artefacts from the site, but it was all computer generated. Told stories about the site and some specific buildings. It was very i...  more »
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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 The Vesuvius "3D" thing was okay but all the screens looks out of date, discolored and not calibrated to each other so it's a bizarre spectacle; not to mention the 3D glasses are horrendous.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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