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.
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 teachersper group); helper for a disabled visitors; invitation coupon holders; Card Genus Bononiaecard holders (valid for the first visit); journalists with the National Journalists’ Guild card (professionals, practitioners, freelance) in service, previously accreditedby email to firstname.lastname@example.org - tel +39 366 5605943.
Booking and pre-sale commission: individuals/groups € 2.00 each person. School groups € 1.00 per student.