Saturday, July 28, 2012

Virtual Italian City Tours

During many hours I enjoyed breathtaking virtual city sightseeing tours in Rome, Genoa, Verona, Florence, Assisi, Parma, Milan, Pisa, Bolzano and Varese owing to the impressive photographic work of AROUNDER.COM

My farmost favourite Italian city is Rome, that you are able to visit HERE.

About their amazing work they mention:
AROUNDER is an online travel magazine, that features a unique world-class city in 360-degree fullscreen panoramas with each issue.
It gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens.
Each issue contains a series of panoramas in a selection of formats - QuickTime Full Screen, QuickTime Medium and Java - so that both dial-up and high-speed Internet users can participate. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area.

The nucleus of the AROUNDER concept is the virtual tour - fullscreen 360-degree photographic panoramas, which enable the user to pan left, right, up and down - a far superior format than the standard photograph as it gives the viewer a real sense of actually 'being there'.

Users can click on hotspots within each panorama to move on to another pano, and thus take a virtual tour. Each panorama within the series highlights a historic point of interest within that city - such as cathedrals or old town squares, and places where a tourist would visit if physically in that city - museums, parks, local marketplaces and seaside promenades.

A real must-see !