Piacenza is the official App of the city of Piacenza: an innovative tourist guide and an instrument for living the city at its best through a simple smartphone or tablet. It is aimed both at tourists who wish to discover its artistic treasures and for the citizens who want to stay updated about what happens around them.
Users can locate the main points of historical and artistic interest on an interactive map and chose which ones to visit: the App will act as a navigator through the streets. Each point of interest is accompanied by a complete description and rich multimedia contents, and can be bookmarked in a personal list of favourites so to be easily consulted at any time. A set of thematic paths and itineraries show visitors the most significant aspects of Piacenza’s history and culture, whereas easy search and sharing on social networks make the visit experience more immediate and pleasant.
Thanks to the iBeacons technology, the App does not limit its functions at the buildings’ doors, but it is capable to accompany users within museums and art galleries, showing position-sensitive information and contents regarding the artworks on exhibition. The interactive map also includes all public utility centers (police, hospitals, libraries, town hall offices, pharmacies), showing details, opening hours and contacts.
A dedicated News and events section allows users to be constantly updated about urban life, with the possibility of receiving notifications on their specific areas of interest.