Hadrian's Villa becomes 2.0
The marvellous gem at Tivoli has no more secrets and is now a click away thanks to an app that allows a virtual visit in the company of the Emperor Hadrian, his wife Sabina, the court, the guests and the staff of the villa. The app features five narratives that guide visitors through a visual and acoustic reconstruction of the areas of the archaeological site. In addition, the app's GPS finder, available for iOSe Android, shows users their position in real time inside Hadrian's Villa and suggests three visits of different lengths. Visitors who find themselves in front of the amazing remains of the Villa are offered a vast range of contributions: texts and audio, a 3D reconstruction of the Great Vestibule, a video of the Maritime Theatre, the Canopus and the Emperor's residences.
The latest cultural promotion passes through apps
The project was created and brought to life by a team of architects guided by Manuela Michelini, convinced that apps are “very useful tools that are by now indispensable for the diffusion and promotion of cultural assets. In this way, Hadrian's Villa can offer tourists a visit that is fun, engaging, and of the highest cultural value.”
Unquestionably, this is a way of interacting with history and culture that can attract not only the usual connoisseurs, but is especially suitable to interest younger ones, such as school pupils and university students, who will be able to make a virtual trip back into time, to get to know the Emperor Hadrian better.