D’Uva: technologies for cultural heritage interpretation
D’Uva supplies audio, multimedia & mobile interpretation guides for cultural heritage. We create contents for museums, shows, churches, archaeological sites.
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About

A lab of digital interpretation for cultural heritage

D’Uva is a digital interpretation lab enabling museums to offer their visitors more interactive and personalized experiences thanks to audio and multimedia guides, group guides, mobile apps, interactive stations, live tours and museums services.

Museums have a lot of stories to tell: we love to interpret them and bring them to life.

INTERACTION AND EXPERIENCE

At D’Uva we develop innovative contents that bring museums stories to life and generate unique digital experiences. Our goal is create a deep connection between visitors and museums. Based on the ability of digital media to engage visitors, our projects are developed to transform the interaction into experience.

Curious minds

We are a bunch of curious digital thinkers, developers, designers, audio and video technicians, architects, art historians, writers, techies who love museums. We are all different, kept together by a goal: telling unique stories.

Creative Storytelling

Since 1959, we have been matching digital development and multimedia storytelling by using a variety of technologies to tell stories that generate emotions, create memories and produce innovative and engaging digital experiences.

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We have been interpreting cultural heritage via technology since 1959

In 1959 our founder, Giovanni D’uva, invented the first audio guides. To this day we continue exploring to see what the next generation of technological innovations and ideas can bring to the digital experience.

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A LONG STORY

listen to our audio and video stories.

Duomo_Milano

1959

THE BEGINNING. THE MILAN CATHEDRAL

Everything has a beginning: sometimes it’s quiet, sometimes it’s rip-roaring. Ours was unexpected. In 1959, Pope Paul VI, who was the Archbishop of Milan at the time, welcomed the multilingual audio guides invented by Giovanni D’Uva into the Duomo.

1976

WHAT ABOUT THE IMAGES?

When an audio guide was no longer enough, D’Uva invented the first video guide – 12 images synchronized with the audio through a photoelectric cell. Pure technology. Our audio guides had already made their way into the Cathedrals of Florence, Pisa and Sienna and in many churches in Rome.

Audioguida Colosseo

1997

AUDIOTOUR IN THE COLISEUM

Museums had opened up to private services operation, including the audiotour production. We were proposing an audioguide and installed it in the Coliseum and in the Roman Forum. Another start up. This time a rip-roaring one!

Audioguide a Pompei

2000

AN AUDIO GUIDE IN POMPEII

An audio tour in Pompeii? In 2000, D’Uva won the offer for operating the audio guide rental in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Then we extended services to ticket offices, bookshops and live tours, then set them up in wonderful sites all over Italy.

Lilium nel Duomo di Pisa

2012

A DIGITAL LILIUM

The first video guide now has an heir: a multimedia station named Lilium Touch. It is still operated by using a coin, there is still an audio visual story to listen to, but it is even more! More advanced technology and content, plus a unique design.<br />

Oculus

2017

ANOTHER PLANET

Mobile apps, websites, augumented reality, experience design, virtual reality, immersive technologies. All that, in our new headquarters in Florence – a loft full of light where our creative minds combine design, technology and contents and turn ideas into digital experiences.