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La Macchina del Tempo

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The first Virtual Reality Museum in Italy. We bring back the Past through the technology of the Future.
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Via Anteo Zamboni 7 | First Floor, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The folks of LaMacchina del Tempo have built an impressive virtual reality experience allowing one to see Medieval Bologana by walking it’s streets, learning from it’s residents, and even flying over the city viewing the towers from above. The staff assists the VR experience by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ryanschmelz
LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Our reconstructions are based on historical sources and VR allows to literally be part of a detailed environment that one could not normally see. We are glad that you enjoyed walking around the Middle Ages. Our staff are more than...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited Bologna around New Years eve, we did not have the reservation but they told us we could return later and gave us the spot. The guy at the front desk was great. We did bot know what bus to use...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelingWithClass
LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Thank you guys! We're really glad you enjoyed our experience. Have a nice stay in Italy and feel free to come back whenever you want :)

Reviewed 9 December 2018

Something completely different. Very helpful staff and such a fun experience. Very, very well done (PS you may want to get the longer session - the time flies!)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SimonCanterbury
LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Thank you for your kind comment! It's true, the longer session does allow a more thorough exploration, especially because one gets to climb up one of the 88 towers. We do hope to see you soon again for our upcoming experiences.

Reviewed 10 November 2018

Most Virtual Reality (VR) is very limited in what you can see and do. These folks have developed an interactive VR experience that portrays midieval Bologna and allows you to explore and see a pretty accurate depiction. The experience includes people that explain things and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James D
LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you very much! We agree as well that this will be what entertainment's gonna be like in 5 to 10 years. We're currently developing other experiences and journeys: they're definitely going to be even more interactive... and fun! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Totally different museum experience, lovely helpful staff, never experienced virtual reality like that, very clever indeed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LMTAshtead
LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your kind words. New technology can be a very helpful tool when it comes to discovering history. We do hope to see you soon for our upcoming experiences!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. It's definitely worth paying to do the 25 minute experience as then you get to fly over Bologna! Also informative and available in English. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We're really glad you enjoyed your journey to the past. It's a great way to learn a little bit about ancient history whilst having fun! ;)

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I went with my 11 year old son, who liked the idea of sitting down and sightseeing. Lol. Lovely guy at the entrance who explained it all really well. We opted for the 14min session.... not the 25min one. Ours cost 28€ and it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for your kind words! I do remember you guys and your son was awesome! We always try to make our experiences suitable for all ages, so that anyone can have a little fun whilst learning something about the history of Bologna. We hope...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Took a 25-minute session and was not disappointed. First ever museum I visited totally inside the VR. Personnel was very polite and helpful. Definitely worth visiting while in Bologna.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sergeym908
LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comment. We're very glad that you enjoyed our tour. We do hope to see you soon again.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Ok First off, might not be for the budget traveller, as it's not cheap at 18 euros for the full 24-minute package. That said, you really do feel as though you have taken a time machine and been transported to the middle ages. It took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you, John! As you said, it's a lot of work -- both to keep the highest historical accuracy possible and to model each item in 3D. That's why we're very glad that you enjoyed the final product! We hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Wow!!!!! This was sooo amazing for us (1st time virtual reality experience) that I wanted to stay here all day (and night). If you read the previous reviews it says it all really. Do not miss this experience - it really takes into a the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LaMacchinaDelTempo, Staff at La Macchina del Tempo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Wow, thank you so much! What our visitors get to see is a 100% historically accurate reconstruction of Bologna in the Middle Ages. VR allows you to be there in first person, so it can be lots of fun to roam the streets and lose...More

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We confirm that our tour can be easily taken while sitting on a comfy revolving chair. We have a specific room and there's no actual need to physically walk. We do hope to see you & your wife soon.
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