Nero's extravagant villa on the Oppian Hill, the "Domus Aurea", is only one of the recent ambitions in Italy to recreate original contexts of the past by virtual reality. Thanks to the capacity of Oculus Rift  to show three dimensional images and bring them alive, visitors are immersed in a 2000 year old ancient world. At Ara Pacis, the Augustus Altar was the first project at a Roman archeological site to use this technology. 

Aside from the ancient world, the same experience can now be done with past exhibitions. For example, at MACRO (The Museum of Contemporary Art of the City of Rome) one of their exhibitions from last year can be re-lived virtually with the help of the same system.

In Rome, virtual exhibitions like Van Gogh Alive have had great visitor success and further projects are in planning. 

However, what I personally am missing in this greatly developed experience from a technological point of view, is the informative side. To match the high grade of visual immersion, an accompanying and equally immersive story would fit and complete the experience perfectly.