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At the Syracuse Narrative Museum: a virtual journey through time Would you like to be teleported back to 415 BC into the battle between the Spartans and the Athenians? Come to Syracuse, where at Punta Maddalena you can try it at Limen - Museo Narrativo del Porto Grande. Just put on your VR visor and find yourself catapulted into distant eras, taking a virtual journey through the city's historical highlights. The immersive experience continues at sea, on board ancient boats or with an underwater tour of the rich seabed, discovering nature through augmented reality. From the temple of Athena to Admiral Nelson Founded in 734 BC by colonists from Corinth, Syracuse witnessed crucial historical events to which the city bears precious testimony still today. At the Narrative Museum we can discover them all. We witness the Athenian defeat, then the Roman siege with the machines of Archimedes: ingenious instruments of war that the epic says were built by the mathematician and inventor to defend Syracuse. They are gigantic catapults and burning mirrors, huge concave sheets of bronze capable of concentrating the sun's rays and burning Roman ships even at great distances. We are spectators of Admiral Nelson's passage until the landing of the Allies in 1943. History also flows through the archaeological reconstructions and it is possible to see the temple of Athena in all its splendour. At the bottom of the sea: with hi-tech glasses The Museo Narrativo del Porto Grande is located in the former barracks of Punta del Pero, on the Maddalena Peninsula, on a splendid stretch of sea in Syracuse, a city that Cicero described as “the greatest and most beautiful of all Greek cities”. We are in the Plemmirio Marine Protected Area, where several places prohibit water sports and diving to protect the ecosystem. With hyper-technological goggles, one plumbs the depths, including the forbidden ones, in adventurous virtual dives into the clear waters, discovering flora and fauna, as well as marine archaeology. Augmented reality also makes it possible to board ancient ships, from Greek to Catalan. The greatest thrill is felt on a Liburna, a Roman warship. The virtual reality developed by the museum is also aimed at the inclusion of people with disabilities. Multisensory experiences here are for everyone. In children's workshops, virtual walks and biodiversity Many have collaborated on the Porto Grande Narrative Museum, including archaeologists, engineers, historians, cultural heritage experts and naturalists. The latter supervised the creation of children's workshops, also suitable for teenagers and adults. One finds oneself exploring nature in all its aspects, through virtual exploratory walks, nature trails to discover the area and its rich biodiversity. Or you can try your hand at a workshop entirely designed to introduce the history of Porto Grande. Afterwards, diving and canoeing: but for real! The Maddalena Peninsula, where the Museo Narrativo del Porto Grande is located, is a well-known centre for sea-related sports activities, in particular sailing as well as canoeing, SUP and diving. Stay a few more hours after visiting the museum. Outside virtual reality, you can indulge in your favourite aquatic activity. In addition, the easy access to the beach allows everyone to enjoy a moment of leisure: children, experts or beginners, and here too special attention is paid to people with disabilities. To find out more puntamaddalena.it
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M9 - Museo del '900

At the M9 Museum in Mestre, the 20th century is multimedia A snapshot of history, between the real and virtual The first multimedia museum in Italy and a rare example of one in Europe. M9, in Mestre, is a vast exhibition space dedicated to the history of a key century in the lives of Italians: the 20th century. The display is immersive, the narration of events, fashions, trends and objects uses only multimedia supports. Making for an interactive, educational and entertaining museum experience. A customised visit The M9 Museum retraces the 20th century through a series of installations including photos, videos, documentaries, advertising posters, television programmes, newspapers and magazines. You will move around the two floors containing the permanent exhibition, while the third is dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Unlike a traditional museum, you create your own route, dwelling on what interests you most. Pop on your virtual reality goggles and access your favourite content, select films, audio files, enjoy the touch screens, tap everything and let yourself be enveloped in 3D representations. Everything here takes place through audience interaction. The century when everything changed The M9 Museum showcases the century that changed the world: exhibits recount the two World Wars, the economic boom, consumerism. Watch the unforgettable Caroselli and the images of the Fiat 500s overloaded with families on their way to their holiday home; have a smile in front of the black and white photos of the first television sets; find out when table football or the first Moka coffee maker were born. Smart games and vintage selfies for children Children are given a discounted ticket, in some cases free of charge: there are many attractions for them to learn through engaging games. Maybe together with grandparents, exceptional guides who can add to the visit with personal memories and stories about the world they grew up in. The little ones can take a period photo, and see their picture recreated with clothes and hats from a bygone era. Alternatively, they might dance by choosing songs from a giant, super-intelligent jukebox, which turns up the volume as they dance. Or even try being a factory worker, playing on the assembly line at Fiat, to learn the process of building a car. Between cafés and bistros, inside the hi-tech hub Don't just explore the museum. M9 is part of a larger hub, a cultural hub open for events, conferences and temporary exhibitions. The architecture is also worthy of appreciation, the star of a project to redevelop a building block in Mestre that had been uninhabitable for years and is now sparkling. The building was designed by the architects Sauerbruch & Hutton, an award-winning firm from Berlin. They have recovered a former 16th century convent and the monastery has become a square, housing offices and shops: it is well worth a wander here. The main building, on the other hand, is covered with multicoloured ceramic strips laid diagonally to create a spectacular effect. The M9 Museum is located in the large triangular block with a terrace at the top. Drop in here to admire the panorama of Mestre's historic centre from a vantage point. Wander among the cafés and bistros, art galleries and shops. For families, don't miss the one with wooden toys. After a lot of technology, the old, nostalgic wooden toys are now back in the limelight. An app to create your own coffee Of the various catering outlets, Caffè Diemme Italian Attitude provides the perfect made-in-Italy coffee experience, with one eye on tradition and the other on innovation. The coffees and cappuccinos are outstanding, and the flavoured coffee drinks menu is original. And just like at the M9 Museum, customisation rules here. The My Coffee Attitude App that can be used on the café's tablets enables you to create your own blend from 4 starting ingredients. Blend the various Arabica types to taste and your personal blend is made. Enjoy your coffee and take home the blend, which the staff will package up for you. You can even eat here, choosing from pastries, pizzas and flatbreads. To find out more m9museum.it
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Museo del Calcio - Coverciano

The Football Museum: delving into the magical world of the best-loved sport Take a virtual journey through the world's most popular and best-loved sport. The Football Museum is not only the temple of football fans, with Italians in the lead, but a place full of interesting facts that can be culturally educational for all ages. It is located in Florence, in Coverciano to be precise, in the Centro Tecnico Federale Calcistico football headquarters, and it is the place to be for anyone who has their favourite team' card in their wallet. And that's not all. Within the halls, a mixture of legendary memories The Museum is located in Viale Palazzeschi, in the Coverciano district, and is part of the Football Museum Foundation, which is dedicated to documenting the past and present of Italy's national football team and the Italian Football Federation. Visiting it will arouse a flood of memories and emotions in anyone who grew up watching the matches and loving the great talents of football. In these rooms, you can learn about the history of the Italian national team. The exhibition route is packed with iconic memorabilia. It ranges from pennants to jerseys that made football history, through to World Cup mascots, trophies, cups and a rich historical multimedia collection with videos, images and sounds. To the delight of visitors, one can also visit the area of the pitches where the national team trains. The main aim of the project is not only to present a spectacular image of the sport: there is also a vision to promote the values of football and sport among young people, from the ability to accept defeat to respect for sportsmanship on the pitch. The idea of a permanent installation of this kind began to take shape when work began on the expansion of the Centro Tecnico Federale, at the time of Italia 90, at the initiative of Fino Fini, President of the Foundation. However, it was ten years before work began and the museum was finally inaugurated on 22 May 2000. The exhibition is divided into 6 rooms The building that houses the exhibition is the colonial house known as Podere Gignoro, restored in a detailed effort to restore the materials and traditional layout. Today you can see its former appearance once more, with a series of rooms and above all a three-storey central part. A large underground hall is used for conferences and congresses. The museum tour, on the other hand, consists of 6 rooms: in the first one is a collection of memorabilia that tell all the stories of the Italian national football team, from its beginnings to its victory in the 1982 World Cup. Among the small treasures, there is the jersey with which the Italian striker Silvio Piola made his national team debut on 24 March 1935 against Austria. Then there is the green shirt worn by Celestino Celio during the friendly match between Italy-Argentina, played in Rome in 1954. The second room tells the story of the national team from the 1986 World Cup to the present day. In the third, the spotlight shifts to Italy's national women's football team, while the fourth is the trophy room. The trophies from the four World Cup victories are, of course, displayed here. The fifth room is set up for temporary exhibitions, while the sixth is the cinema room, where the history of the national team can be experienced via various videos. The Foundation often organises cultural events here, and encourages installations in favour of sport. It has close collaborative links with other cultural centres, both Italian and foreign.
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Torvaianica

At the Selfie Museum in Torvaianica, with bizarre effects and lots of fun The Selfie Museum is located within the Zoomarine park on the outskirts of Rome, specifically in Torvaianica, a hamlet in the municipality of Pomezia. It is currently the only one of its kind in Italy. There are others in Los Angeles, Miami and Dubai. To give an idea of the trend, just think that every day, on average, around 100 million selfies are uploaded to social media. The museum offers a varied programme that includes a playful and educational itinerary covering 400 square metres with 25 settings in which to have fun taking all kinds of selfies. A few examples? You can walk upside down on the ceiling, fall into the air from a skyscraper or swim in a pool full of coloured balls. The museum is a kind of visual narrative, telling the story of how the selfie craze has evolved over the years. You can see historic selfies, dating back a few years. The museum is located inside the Zoomarine park, the largest marine park in Italy. The first selfie in history and Selfino, the dolphin ambassador When was the first self-portrait taken? It actually dates back to 1455, and was created by the French painter Jean Fouquet. The first group selfie, on the other hand, was taken in 1920 in New York. It shows five men sitting on the terrace of a building in the city. Today it is an iconic and very famous image that is part of the digital collection of the Museum of the City of New York. The ambassador of the Selfie Museum is Selfino, a dolphin who loves to film himself with a camera and beckons visitors to follow him. During the interactive tour, he is the first to invite newcomers to post the results of their shots on their profiles and also to post them on the official Zoomarine profile. If you are in Lazio, close to Rome, a visit to the Selfie Museum could be an entertaining way to spend a few hours in an extravagant and original setting.