Lemon landscapes of SiracusaJanuary 26, 2021
Davide BramanteJanuary 26, 2021
If, on arriving in Siracusa, you want to get a feeling of what the city must have been like in the past, you should visit the Visitor Center in Piazza Minerva, where in a welcoming atmosphere, you can immerse yourself into a historic reconstruction. The short film, Siracusa 3D Reborn, is a virtual journey into the past in seven languages; Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese; 25 minutes of film in stereoscopic 3D to be watched using special glasses, transmit a memorable introduction to the city to those fascinated by the beauty and wealth of Siracusa at a time when it was the artistic and cultural capital of the Mediterranean.
Using sophisticated CGI techniques created by IBAM - Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali, with detailed and historically accurate reconstructions of the historic and architectural context, you can admire the main sacred areas, the urban layout of the ancient city, and historic events and how they affected the most important political figures of the day. Special attention is dedicated to the mighty “Syracosia”, the ship designed by Archimedes, commissioned by Hieron II who gave it as a gift to Ptolemy III. The ship, built in 240 BCE was unique in its truly monumental dimensions, and could carry 400 soldiers and as many passengers, while also containing a library, bathrooms and a shrine dedicated to Aphrodite.
Siracusa 3D Reborn was awarded a prize as Best Film at the Cultural Heritage and New Technologies Conference in Vienna and as Best Scientific Documentary at the International Scientific Film Festival in Rome.
Scritto da Redazione, gennaio 2021