Technology keeps evolving, it goes wherever we go and we cannot possibly do without our smart-phones. We travel around the cities of the world, visiting, taking photos and of course, sharing as we go. In this article you’ll find the best Apps to visit Rome, all free to download, in English or more languages and even used by the locals to get around the city.
WiFi°Italia°it by Infratel Italia
If I come from abroad and don’t have an Italian SIM how do I freely connect to make the most of my Apps? Well, this recently developed App in particular, partly solves the problem. It’ll in fact allow you to connect to the Hotspots of all the Italian free WiFi networks who have joined the nationwide project. By downloading the App and registering in no more than a minute, you’ll be able to automatically connect as soon as your smart-phone will pick-up the nearby presence of a HotSpot belonging to an affiliated network to wifi.italia.it
Viaggia con Atac by Atac
Many Romans cannot go without it, developped by the Mobility Services of Rome it’ll allow you to get real time information on public and private mobility. You’ll be able to find the best routes to your destinations, Metro and Bus lines and their respective waiting times. Updated transport news in the City will also be at your fingertips.
MAPS.ME by My.com
This is reportedly the best tourist guide for smart-phones. Detailed offline maps, in depth travel content, popular places and the quickest ways of reaching them will allow you to explore the Eternal City freely and independently. The fact that the contents have been selected by locals differentiates this App from the others of its kind.
MiC Roma Musei by Zétema
This App will allow all users to consult real time official info in both Italian and English regarding activities, exhibitions and didactics of the 20 museums belonging to the Rome Borough Museums network. A single App serving the entire museum network linking 6 macro areas: museums, exhibitions, events, didactics, gallery (with photos of the works of art too be seen in the museums) and maps.
Ville di Roma by Omnitech s.r.l.
Using just one App you will access all historical, scientific and naturalistic information regarding 26 Villas of historical value in Rome. The App in both in Italian and English and may be consulted using a personalised route or by directly indicating on the map itself the points of interest one wishes to visualise. All items have a descriptive and photographic chart complemented by audio guides for animal representations.
Street Art Roma by Artribune
This is a guide for mobile techs to find the various Murales strewn around the Capital. It will indicate the nearest one to you and will calculate the distance to be covered as well as allowing the user to plot his own route. It is in both Italian and English and covers some 150 works in the urban area to be found using a tablet or smart-phone. The App. goes with a map to be downloaded together with a section on turismoroma.it which will supply constant updating of the works as well as mapping on Google Cultural Institute. Only for IOS systems.
I Nasoni di Roma (Rome’s Big Noses)
This is a treat of an App allowing the user to find the so-called “nasoni” (big noses), those characteristic drinking water fountains which Rome is full of. The App will also lead the user to the nearest monuments and artistic fountains giving a brief historical description. Only available from the Apple Store.
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