Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Florence Newspaper: Uffizi Gallery Now Available on iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the oldest museum in modern Europe and one of the most visited in the world, has become the first Italian museum to go on iPod, iPad, and iPhone.
The ArtFirstGuide “Uffizi” Apple application allows users to discover the Uffizi’s great masterpieces of Italian and European art via iPod, iPad, and iPhone. The platform includes a virtual tour of the museum and close-ups of thirty-three masterpieces including Botticelli's Venus, Leonardo's Annunciation, Raphael's Madonna del Cardellino, Michelangelo's Tondo Doni and Caravaggio's Medusa.
Developed by the Parallelo and ArtFirstGuide, ArtFirstGuide “Uffizi” provides expert descriptions and videos of the Uffizi’s most famous masterpieces as well as information on opening hours, ticket bookings, and upcoming events.
The application can be downloaded from the Apple and iTunes online stores.
Available in English, Italian, Spanish
Created by Parellelo and ArtFirstGuide
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
*Requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later