Museo Archeologico Virtuale (MAV), Ercolano

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Experience daily life for the cities at the foot of Mount Vesuvius right up until its eruption at Museo Archeologico Virtuale (MAV). 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 Museo Archeologico Virtuale (MAV) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A 3D museum that makes you understand what happened in 79 bc . The most shocking experience of our 7 day treap was standing on the 3D pier which became a MOUNTAIN after the explosion ... It helped us....  more »
  • This is a great little museum to accompany a visit alongside Herculaneum. I learned more here than anywhere else! We went before visiting the ruins and it was super quiet. One of the interactive bits....  more »
  • Provides a good intro to the local and Pompeii ruins. Unfortunately we ran into some technical issues with some exhibits. Very friendly staff that was responsive. The hour we spent here provided very good foundational information for our later visits to the actual ruins.
  • The museum is small but very well planned. The museum itself shows ancient Heculaneum as well as today state of the places. It gives a nice impression of the life there. The 3D movie shows the explosion - it may be a bit scaring for little children, but well depicting the catastophe. Overall, I can only suggest everybody to see it.

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