DryVisit Baiae: a city to discover (iOS - Android)
Friday, 20 March 2020
We are glad to announce that, after the Xlendi mobile app, also “Dry Visit – Baiae Underwater Park” is now available for free on Google Play Store and App Store. It has been developed in the context of the Horizon 2020 i-MARECULTURE project.
The Underwater Archaeological Park of Baiae, near Pozzuoli (Naples), holds the remains of a fashionable resort city with a thermal spa located over volcanic vents. Here, the Roman elite built luxurious domus from late Republic to Roman Imperial period, but part of the town became submerged in the sea due to bradyseism activity.
Nowadays, most villas lie at the bottom of the shallow waters of the bay. Even if the remains are at about 5-6 meters deep, often there is low visibility.
Thanks to this app, now it is possible to explore the underwater site from all over the world. You can now dive into the archaeological park and explore the Villa with protiro entrance. During the exploration, some audio contents will provide some information about the structures and the story behind them.
Moreover, a special marker activates the hypothetical reconstruction that represents how the Villa appeared in Roman times. You will be able to navigate the rooms, admire the opulent furniture and walk into the huge garden.
Il progetto iMARECULTURE (imareculture.eu) è finanziato dall’Unione Europea, nell’ambito del programma di Ricerca e Innovazione Horizon 2020, in base al grant agreement n. 727153.
The permission to publish data (3D of the site, 3D findings and photos/videos) has been granted by the Ministero per i Beni e le attività Culturali e per il Turismo (MIBACT) - Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (ICR). The 3D reconstruction of the seabed has been produced by NAUMACOS. The hypothetical 3D reconstruction has been produced by 3D Research Srl and Ministero per i Beni e le attività Culturali e per il Turismo (MIBACT) - Istituto Centrale per il Restauro (ICR). A special thanks to Parco Archeologico Campi Flegrei. A special thanks to Barbara Davidde Petriaggi and Roberto Petriaggi. Software developed by 3D Research Sr