Ancient Ruins, Virtual Reality: Archaeological Sites Embrace VR For Enhanced Experiences

Last weekend the Domus Aurea, also known as Nero’s Golden Palace, became the latest attraction to offer visitors the chance to wear virtual reality headsets while touring the site.

Until the end of the year, visitors who tour the Domus Aurea will be able to see the site as never before. Virtual reality “fills in” the gaps, letting headset wearers envision the architecture, colors, and textures of the erstwhile Golden Palace. “The final result will be a true  time travel , a sort of cognitive and emotional short circuit,” according to official tour info for the imperial palace.

The Domus Aurea joins the Ara Pacis Museum, the Augustan Altar of Peace, as the latest Roman monument to offer enhanced virtual reality visits. The Ara Pacis program – L’Ara Com’era – is being offered through October 2017. My Italy Roundtable colleague Alexandra wrote about her Ara Paris virtual reality experience.

via Virtual reality comes to Emperor Nero’s Golden Palace in Rome | Euronews

This post was last modified on 10 January 2019 8:24 am

Melanie Renzulli @italofileblog

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