One of my favourite things about virtual reality (VR) is its ability to take you places you’ve seen or maybe never even heard of before from the comfort of your living room just by snapping on a headset. You’re probably familiar with the term virtual tourism as a result. With companies like YouVisit providing experiences.
For today’s expedition into the world of 360 degree video with Life In 360º we’re putting on our travelling shoes again and heading off to Pisa in Italy. However before you get too expectant on what you’re going to see – namely, towers and their hitherto unmentioned leaning capabilities – Pisa has slightly more to offer than just it’s most famous, and indeed most slanted landmark.
Courtesy of the Jonathation Youtube channel, which specialises in travel videos in 360 degrees we’re off to take in the interior of the Camposanto Monumentale (the “Monumental Cemetery”) or Camposanto Vecchio (the “old cemetery”) which is found on the Piazza dei Miracoli in turn also known as the Piazza del Duomo. Originally built in the 12th century, it is currently going through renovation after losing much of its wooden structure in a fire following an air raid in World War II.
Strangely, a local legend says that claims that any body that is buries within the hallowed grounds of the Camposanto Monumentale will fully rot and decompose within 24 hours. Thankfully that isn’t covered by the four minute video which takes in a variety of locations around the grounds and inside the roofed area.
Where will we end up next on Li360? Come back Wednesday morning to find out.