Discover Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture in ITALY


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Matera, located in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata has been awarded the title of the 2019 European Capital of Culture in Italy.  Since the announcement  Richard Gere who filmed King David in Matera passed on his congratulations for the city and commented “Matera is a very special place”.

The ancient city of Matera is steeped in history and is home to the famous Sassi, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back over 7000 years. While part of the town spreads out across the Murgia Plateau, the famed Sassi comprises cave dwellings and rock churches built on and dug into the sides of the Gravina Gorge which drops dramatically away beneath it.  The cave dwellings of the Sassi are the most extensive example of their kind in the Mediterranean. Now, however, the Sassi district has gone through extensive re-development and hosts some incredible cave hotels, private homes and restaurants, lovingly restored to enhance their original features. Explore this complex and beautiful network of caves, churches, streets, stairways, archways and terraces on foot to best experience this atmospheric city

As usual we are ready with three different packages offering for those who wish to visit  this extraordinary city, just 2 hours away from Naples and the Amalfi  

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Archeology offers our eyes the vestiges of a distant past. Forty years ago, visitors to archaeological sites were few and in general had a preparation that allowed them to look at ancient structures and imagine their original appearance.

In recent years, the use of archaeological sites has grown enormously and it has become necessary to guarantee everyone the opportunity to read and interpret the ruins of the past. A disclosure to which information along with technology and digital technology are giving new catalyst, in particular with video reconstructions and, with particular viewers, through immersive reality in three dimensions.

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Specifically, the complex, inaugurated by Emperor Caracalla of the Severi dynasty in 216 AD, is an exceptional testimony of the city’s past: they are in fact the only monumental baths of ancient Rome to have maintained their architectural structure in such a completed and preserved form.

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The building therefore presents the ideal conditions for an immersive three-dimensional reconstruction that, thanks to the georeferencing and orientation systems, offers the visitor a possibility of continuous comparison between what he sees around him and the reconstruction in the viewer, ie between physical and virtual reality, allowing him to make a journey through time between past and present through the fourth dimension.

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A journey through time that is through the fourth dimension: the Baths of Caracalla become the first large Italian archaeological site entirely usable in 3D. Virtual reality will allow us to see the Baths not only as they are today, but as they were in 216 AD, at the time of their inauguration.

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The project offers visitors the opportunity to read and interpret the grand remains of the Terme degli imperatori of the Severi dynasty, in a continuous confrontation between physical and virtual reality, between present and past.


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The technology is based on a viewer, inside which a latest generation mobile phone is inserted with specific software. With simple commands managed by a single button, the device with geo-referencing will reproduce the places where the visitor is located with an immersive perspective, covering all the visual space. The viewers will be available at the entrance to the Baths during the normal opening hours of the monument.

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The visit, divided into ten stages of which you are with virtual reality, is based on philological reconstructions of the Baths, based on the studies of the last thirty years.

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