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La Macchina del Tempo

The first virtual tour through Bologna's Middle Ages

From: 8/04/2017 - To: 7/01/2018

Palazzo Pepoli. Museo della Storia di Bologna

via Castiglione 8 - 40124 Bologna (BO)

Phone +39 051 19936343

Reference maps: D-4

Date of last update: 21/02/2018, 14:06

La Macchina del Tempo (The Time Machine) is the title of the new 3D exhibition at the Museum of the History of Bologna, from 8 April, 2017 to 7 January, 2018.

It is a virtual tour that takes visitors back in time, so they can experience the Bologna of the 13th century.

The project is promoted by the CARISBO Foundation and the Genus Bononiae Foundation. It was designed by Tower and Power with HTC VIVE technology.
A computer, two projectors and a viewer catapult visitors into a fully immersive experience. They walk through a perfectly reconstructed 3D scene, along streets or beneath the medieval towers of Bologna.
The virtual extension of the city is about 2 km², with more than 1000 buildings (houses, 88 towers and churches), recreated in their exact original locations and with a great attention to detail.
The historical reconstruction was entrusted to architect and art historian Carlo De Angelis and to professor of medieval history, Rolando Dondarini, University of Bologna.

The tour is opened to visitors aged 12 and over.

Further information and updates www.genusbononiae.it/

  • From: 8/04/2017
  • To: 7/01/2018

Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 7pm. Closed on Mondays (Last admittance one hour before closing time).

Bank holidays opening hours:
Sunday 16 April 2017 (Pasqua) open 10am-7pm
Tuesday 25 aprile 2017  open 10am-7pm
Friday 2 June 2017  open 10am-7pm
Tuesday 15 August 2017  open 10am-7pm
Wednesday 4 October 2017  open 10am-7pm
Wednesday 1 November 2017  open 10am-7pm
Friday 8 December 2017  open 10am-7pm
Sunday 24 December 2017  open 10am-4pm
Tuesday 26 December 2017  open 10am-7pm
Sunday 31 December 2017  open 10am-4pm
Saturday 6 January 2018  open 10am-7pm

Special openings:
Monday 17 April 2017 open 10am-7pm
Monday 24 April 2017 open 10am-7pm
Monday 1 May  2017 open 10am-7pm
Monday 25 December 2017 open 10am-7pm
Monday 1 January 2018 open 10am-7pm


Smart ticket – experience duration 15’: € 13.00
Top ticket– experience duration 25’: € 20.00
Smart reduction ticket (membership GB) - experience duration 15’: € 6.50
Top reduction ticket (membership GB) – experience duration 25’: € 10.00
School ticket – experience duration 8’: € 4.00 (minimum 20 students per class)

Free admission: teachers accompanying students (2 teachers per group); helper for a disabled visitors; invitation coupon holders; Card Genus Bononiae card holders (valid for the first visit); journalists with the National Journalists’ Guild card (professionals, practitioners, freelance) in service, previously accredited by email to silvia.quici@genusbononiae.it -  tel +39 366 5605943.

Booking and pre-sale commission: individuals/groups € 2.00 each person. School groups € 1.00 per student. 

Info and pre-sale on  www.genusbononiae.it

The Time Machine