Enjoy the ancient Roman colony experience with augmented reality
The ancient Roman colony Fregellae was an important Roman colony located on the Via Latina near the left branch of the Liri river. The city was probably founded by the Oscans and then occupied by the Volsci, before the destruction by the Samnites in 330 BC. In that year the people of Fabrateria Vetus (modern Ceccano) sought the help of Rome against the Samnites. In 328 BC a Latin colony was established near the site of the Volscian Fregellae. Not everybody knows that Fregellae faced the advance of Hannibal in 212 BC by destroying the bridge over the Liri river. During its existence Fregellae was a flourishing center in southern Lazio.
The Fregellae experience with augmented reality offers an immersive and interactive reconstruction of the area of the archaeological excavations. It provides information about its history and meaning. Thanks to the 360° experience, users can navigate and interact with 3D reconstructions of the colony.
Download the app and experience the ancient Roman colony with augmented reality for free
Starting from a spatial visualization of the map, users can select the points of interest and enable an immersive visualization of 3D reconstructions based on the use of device sensors (gyroscope and accelerometer).
How to experience Roman colony with augmented reality thanks to the AR-media Player app
Created by AR-media “the Fregellae experience” is an immersive experience in the area of the archaeological excavations with the aim of innovating cultural heritage experiences through the power of emotions, opening the way to new audience segments with dynamism and interactivity to increase their involvement. Users see the life of the important Roman colony “Fregellae” flowing before their eyes through a more complete and varied view of history. They travel new roads, immerse themselves in the city’s lesser-known spaces and discover colonies, sanctuaries, underground passages and side streets.
You can try this experience by downloading the free AR-media App for iOS or Android. Download the app and frame the QR Code using the button at the top right of the app. Click on the “save” button and then the “open” button, project the camera of your phone/tablet on the floor and begin to immerse yourself in this experience.
Thanks to reconstructions made with attention, even to the smallest details, you go back to the past and get in touch with the architecture as it was; through the application the user can move freely by touching on specific arrows and travel in this virtual 360° world.
To make this experience more immersive and evocative, it is possible to go inside each construction, giving the illusion of being physically where you are not. By pointing the phone at a building and tapping on the “i” button, the user can listen to audio explanations, information and other useful data.
In this way the ancient Roman colony “Fregellae” comes back to life, upgrading and showcasing its beauty. The visitor is invited to perform a series of actions that will further engage the perceptual channels for a memorable experience.
Build AR and VR experiences for archaeological areas with AR-media
The relationship between AR-media and the archaeological sector represents a long process of digital evolution that is taking place in different archaeological areas. The choice of AR-media is to be able to give users a journey that is not only informative but also emotional. The AR-media application transforms the visit into a multisensory experience, involving the visitor, transforming her into a participating and active actor and expanding the journey with interactive content. By connecting from a smartphone or tablet the user is immersed in a unique virtual context with a high emotional impact.
AR-media’s augmented reality helps to connect history with the new digital reality and is particularly suited for:
- Virtual tours both indoors and outdoors
- Augmentation of ruins, helping the visitor to visualize the ancient beauty of the sites
- Sites with visitors from many countries, thanks to the support for multi language projects
- Increasing the sites’ revenues by providing a premium immersive experience alongside the more traditional visit experience
Augmented and Virtual Reality make the cultural experience immersive and engages users before, during and after the visit.