An innovative approach of archeological heritage communication has been experienced in the San Giovanni station on the new subway Line C where commuters are invited to explore the complex stratigraphy of the site through an immersive museography, from the quay to the upper level. The research was aimed to investigate the impact of this daily crossed museological environment on commuters’ perception of archeological heritage. Semistructured interviews with a group of volunteers were used to gather information about the way of interacting with the archaeological exhibition and the understanding of its main objectives. The double function of the place, underground station and heritage interpretation center at the same time, affects daily commuters’ experiences revealing the need of defining new cultural mediation strategies that might consider a new and unusual museum visitors’ profile.
Keywords: Archaeological heritage; San Giovanni station; interpretation center; museum visitors; urban underground space.