Discover Slovenian Culture with an interactive audio-video app

Published: 13.11.2017

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Discover Slovenian Culture with an interactive audio-video app

It´s time for some Slovenian Culture! Travellers can discover the legends and stories of Slovenia with the help of the cultural engagement platform Nexto, which can be downloaded as an app and used for free. From cosmopolitan Ljubljana to medieval Škofja Loka and romantic Piran, users can engage in culturally rich digital experiences, amplified by the AR (augmented reality) elements. Ljubljana Castle, the National Gallery and the Škofja Loka Passion Play, on the UNESCO heritage list, were the first to intrigue visitors with riddles, making them feel like active explorers since the summer. Now the story of the Legends of Piran, one of the most charming Slovenian towns, has just been published.

Discover Slovenian Culture with an interactive audio-video app

An interactive audio tour of the most notable landmarks of Piran, developed by Nexto and the Portorož Tourist Association, unlocks the most interesting chapters of the history and culture of the coastal town, which developed due to its white treasures - the saltpans and salt trading. There are six challenges to be solved while wandering the cobblestoned streets of Piran:

– The Devilish Tartini, built on the character of the famous Slovenian composer and violinist, Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in the 17th century;

– Poisonous Tongues, revealing the story of the economic, social and architectural impact of the Republic of Venice in Piran between the 13th and the 18th centuries;

– The Shield of Piran, the legend of the sacred hill and place of worship, topped by the famous Piran church;

– Fire and Water, the story of the birth of the town by the sea, where the ancient Greek fleet sailed;

– Gates through History, the history of the town, which is surrounded by medieval walls;

– The heart of Piran, the legend of the hidden port for fishing boats, surrounded by palaces and mansions from Medieval times.

When users finish their time travel with the help of augmented reality, solve all the riddles and win all the virtual trophies, they get a souvenir and award at the local Tourist Information Centre. A Nexto cultural engagement tour can be also experienced in Škofja Loka with the help of the virtual audio guide Romuald, the author of the famous Škofja Loka Passion Play, the oldest Slovenian drama. There are more Nexto tours to come. In Ljubljana, Bled and other tourist centres classic audio guides by the Nexto platform have already successfully replaced other guiding tools.

 

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