A new smart and dynamic way for sightseeing Rome
City of Rome is getting a new and smart solution for tourists to go sightseeing. They will be able to rent a scooter or electric bike and when they reach the destination, through an app, tourists will get to listen an audio guide which will tell them all the most important information in approximately 60 seconds. This is a completely flexible and sustainable way of sightseeing.
Users will be able to purchase two packages that guarantee unlimited access to all multilingual audio guides of the city. A map will open within the app, displaying tourist attractions in the city, which can be selected by audio guide.
Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi said: “This new service offered by Helbiz and Vox represents an excellent combination of culture and electric sustainable mobility, in the name of technological innovation. It is a very useful and original tool to get to know the extraordinary historical, artistic, architectural and cultural heritage of our city first-hand, as the first in Italy for micro-mobility sharing services.”
After Rome’s launch, this service will also be operational in cities like Milan, Naples, Turin, Florence, Verona, Genoa, Bari, Pescara, Cesena, Ravenna, Parma, Pisa, Latina, Naples, Modena, Palermo, Ferrara, and Rimini.
Matteo Tanzilli, head of public affairs at Helbiz, said: “We will make our app-based audio guides, developed with our partner Vox, available with exclusive itineraries that will allow tourists to relive the vast history of our city in a more than sustainable and safe way: by listening. In this historical moment, it is important that private companies support each other to restart business.”
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