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The MAV is located a few steps away from archaeological excavations of ancient Herculaneum. It is a center of culture and technology applied to cultural heritage and communication among the most advanced in Italy. Inside is a unique and extraordinary museum: a virtual and interactive tour where the excitement of an amazing journey back through time just before the Plinian eruption in 79 AD that destroyed the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.                                                                               
More than seventy multimedia installations returned life and splendor to the main archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Baia, Stabiae and Capri.
Through reconstructions, visual interfaces and holograms, the visitor, conducted into a virtual world can experiment through play and interaction new media opportunities that technology offers for the enjoyment of the archaeological patrimony.
The MAV is a place of knowledge and learning, where the real and the imaginary come together to create new ways of learning and entertaining.
The museum is located on an area of 5,000 m.q. divided on 3 levels and situated in the heart of Herculaneum. It is near the main tourist attractions: the archeological excavations, the famous vintage market of Resina, the National Park of Vesuvius and the Golden Mile, the stretch of coast at the foot of the volcano along which you may see the beautiful eighteenth-century villas, fine examples of Neapolitan baroque.


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