The Time Machine

Palazzo Pepoli , from 08/04/2017 to 07/01/2018

The first virtual tour in the medieval time of ​​Bologna.

From Saturday 8 April, the Museum of the History of Bologna is renewed by inserting in its path a new 3D exhibition area entitled The Time Machine.
An innovative virtual reality application that allows the visitor to have an immersive experience in Bologna of the thirteenth century.

The project, promoted by CARISBO Foundation and Genus Bononiae, is made by Tower and Power with the recent technology HTC VIVE, that literally allows you to “enter” in history, in a setting perfectly reconstructed in 3D.

A computer connected to two projectors and a viewer to wear is all you need to start the full immersive experience.

A real journey in time where the visitor has the opportunity to walk through the scene, walking the streets and going up on the many towers of medieval Bologna.

The virtual extension of the historic center of Bologna, is about 2 km² with more than 1000 buildings (houses, towers and churches 88) recreated in the exact original location.

The historical reconstruction was entrusted to two experts: the architect and art historian Carlo De Angelis and Prof. Rolando Dondarini.

It is available the online ticket purchase.

In general, anyone who buys a ticket for The Time Machine will get a reduced price for the entrance fee to the museum (5 € instead of 10 €)

The minimum age to participate in the experience is 12 years.
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Opening Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am. - 7 pm.


Palazzo Pepoli

via Castiglione 8, Bologna

Admission tickets

Smart (15') 13,00

Minimum age 12 years.

Top (25') 20,00

Minimum age 12 years.

Smart reduced 6,50

Membership card GB

Top reduced 10,00

Membership card GB

School (8') 4,00

Minimum age 12 years.
Minimum 20 students each class.

Free tickets

– Teachers visiting with pupils / students (2 EACH Group).
– Guide for a disabled.
– Holders coupon of invitation.
– Holders Card Genus Bononiae (The first time).
– Journalists with the National Order Regular card (Professionals, practitioner, freelance) in service prior request for accreditation by the Editors at .

Booking fee and presale

– Individuals € 2,00 each person.
– School groups € 1.00 each student.

Buy the ticket online

Educational Services

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