Santa Severa can be visited from smartphone
Innovation, practicality and versatility: these are the characteristics of today's culture and tourism, a world where apps are the real protagonists. Through their simplicity of use, availability and consultation, these daily supports are a precious resource for the communication of cultural products as well as for the teaching and engagement of places to visit.
In line with this trend, a new app was created dedicated to the discovery of the Castle of Santa Severa, an extraordinary jewel of culture, history and archeology of the Lazio Region. Created by the Innovation Lab of LAZIOcrea, the app is completely free and allows users to visit the Castle through a virtual tour, in an increasingly immersive and innovative way.
An easy and fast way to make known the beauties of the Castle of Santa Severa, accessible for free from any smartphone. Thanks to the App, discovering the history and cultural heritage of the Castle will be much simpler, within reach of smartphones. After the success of the immersive experiences, already active since last spring, with the arrival of the fiber is now available for visitors a new app (Android and iOS) made by the Innovation Lab of LAZIOcrea. By downloading the app on your smartphone or tablet and framing the images along the path marked with the symbol AR, it is now possible, during the visit to the Castle, to also leave for a virtual tour, to discover the new museum displays, inaugurated last April by the President of the Lazio Region, Nicola Zingaretti, accompanied by the narrative voice of the well-known geologist and popularizer Mario Tozzi.
A real immersion into the past, starting from the seventh century. A. C., when Pyrgi was one of the most important maritime ports in the whole of Etruria and had at least two very important sanctuaries: a temple from the end of the 6th century BC dedicated to Uni / Astarte (called Temple B in the excavation area); and a temple from the first half of the 5th century BC dedicated to Thesan / Leucotea (Temple A), in addition to the vision of the famous "gold plates" found on July 8, 1964 during an excavation campaign conducted by Massimo Pallottino near Santa Severa.
The App also allows you to see films that tell the story of life in the Castle and videos that retrace its history, including the discoveries brought to light during the excavations begun in 2009, such as the early Christian church of the fifth century or the remains of the medieval cemetery visible below the glass slabs present in different rooms, which allow to glimpse sarcophagi, burials, remains of city walls.
The app is free and is available for Android and iOS at the following links: