About Us

La Macchina del Tempo (The Time Machine) is well-established in the field of historical reconstructions in Virtual Reality. Our VR Museum has been open to visitors since April 2018, with 20 VR seats. We are located at 7, Via Zamboni, just a few steps from the Two Towers.

Our R&D department has recently started a B-to-B venture with custom-made projects for third parties and with the installation of pre-existing VR experiences in other shows or museums.

Opening time:

MON | closed

TUE – FRI | 2 – 7 pm

SAT – SUN | 10 am – 7 pm

In order to access the museum, from August 6th 2021, all visitors from 12yo up will be requested a Green Pass certificate.

How to get a Green Pass certificate: download it from “io” and “Immuni” apps, or log in your online medical records, or visit www.dgc.gov.it

Our facility is always thoroughly sanitized.

  • Each seat is cleaned after every use

  • Our staff is equipped with safety devices

  • Social distancing is always granted

Why VR?

Team

Massimo
Sinigaglia

cofounder

Silvia
Tugnoli

cofounder

Cristian
Maillet

multimedia designer

Andrea
Nanetti

graphic designer

Gianmarco
Foschini

dubbing director

Federica
Battaglia

project manager

Pasquale
Barile

egittologo

Claudio
Calastri

archeologo

Carlo
De Angelis

architetto

Studio
Evil

partner tecnologico

Our VR experiences

Notionism is not part of our philosophy, but surely we do not renounce extreme reliability with respect to historical sources. We take care of the most minute details in a “maniacal” way from an architectural point of view. Furthermore, our reconstructions of the ancient settings and characters are extremely accurate. In this regard, we are deeply rigorous also thanks to the contribution of the scientific directors who have helped us with their expertise in each historical period.

Come to discover the countless houses and monuments, do not miss a visit to the many shops and taverns scattered all around the reconstructed scenario, approach the animals (not yet to be caressed) and look out for the ancient architectures. Last but not the least, you can also interact with the multitude of talking characters, carefully dressed according to the fashion of the time.

Descend with Dante and Virgil into terrifying hell among the damned souls.

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Explore the streets and alleys of medieval Bologna on a breathtaking flight among the countless towers.

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Relive firsthand, led by Howard Carter, the greatest archaeological discovery of all time.

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Stroll through the streets of ancient Bononia, visit the poor neighborhood, a domus, and attend a show in the theater.

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Sail along the ancient waterways of Bologna to discover the many activities related to the canals.

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Gaming Experiences

Go on an adventure in a Digital Escape Room set at the time of the Templars in multiplayer mode.

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Historical Games

Have fun with an exciting discovery of modern objects in the medieval scenery, or with a hunt, both on the ground and in the air, for scary night monsters. If, on the other hand, you are passionate about Egypt, do not miss Abydos, a game about the cartouches of the pharaohs.

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B2B PROJECTS

Our company can design and implement, through the experience already acquired with our works, any other architectural and environmental reconstruction based on the needs of external clients, with the usual maximum historical reliability which ensures emotionally enjoyable experiences.

External Experiences and Events

In 2020 in Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosted the exhibition “TUTANKHAMUN: Journey to Eternity”. The highlight of the exhibition was a Virtual Reality experience, in which visitors could experience firsthand the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The VR experience was visited by over 10,000 people.

Civitavecchia

Reconstruction of a portion of the current Corso Marconi in Civitavecchia, including the ancient church of Santa Maria, in the state of the art of the mid-nineteenth century, with famous people of the time and its old architecture. This can be seen and experience simply wearing an Oculus Quest headset.

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La Macchina del Tempo

  • via Zamboni 7, 40126 Bologna

  • +390510087519
  • MON | closed

  • TUE – FRI | 2 -7 pm

  • SAT – SUN | 10 am -7 pm

  • info[at]lamacchinadeltempo.eu

  • postmaster[at]pec.itimere.com