The MAV is located a few steps from the archaeological excavations of Herculaneum. It is a center of culture and technology for cultural heritage and communications and it is among the most advanced in Italy.
Inside there is a unique and extraordinary museum space: a virtual and interactive journey to experience the excitement of an amazing journey back in time until just before the Plinian eruption of 79 AD destroyed the Roman cities of Pompei and Ercolano.
Through scenic reconstructions, visual interfaces and holograms, you will be led through a virtual dimension where, in playful and interactive manner, you can experiment with the new opportunities that multimedia technology provides to the enjoyment of archaeological heritage.
The museum stands in an area of 5,000 square meters with 3 levels, located in the heart of Ercolano, close to the main tourist attractions: the archaeological excavations, the famous vintage market of Resina, the Vesuvius National Park and the Golden Mile, the stretch of the coast at the foot of the volcano, along which stand beautiful eighteenth-century villas, fine examples of Neapolitan baroque.