The project includes a series of functions that visitors of the Museums of Solferino and San Martino can use to better understand the places where the battle took place on June 24th 1859. There are two main innovations that will be introduced in this application.
The first part of this app is structured as a multimedia guide that takes us on a trip to discover the monuments that make the museum centre of Solferino and San Martino with the use of multi-language data sheets that can be consulted both in audio and text format and that are activated when you get close to the point of interest.



In addition to this, a series of five thematic itineraries to be enjoyed riding your bicycle can be chosen, and through which you can retrace the most significant places of the battle on June 24th 1859.
Along the path, the cyclist is given – according to the position located by the GPS system – precise travel directions, proximity of possible important points and where points of interest are. Besides directions, “context” information is given in order to make the itinerary more pleasant and interesting. This gives information on the episodes of the battle according to their location on the territory.
To make full use of the GPS system, there is no need to use a map, but you can just follow the audio guide and simple display that accompanies the directions, so that the cyclist can focus on the surrounding landscape and enjoy it at its fullest.

The second one is the use of the augmented reality (AR) to enhance the visitors’ experience.
Through this technology, many interactive contents will be presented to the app users in a brand-new way. The content is of three types: videos, photos and texts.

The videos have all been realized through modern animation techniques that recreate, starting from some paintings and frescos, a few historic moments of the battle, but also what happened after that, from the birth of the Red Cross by Henry Dunant, to the moment dedicated to the Fallen with the erection of the Charnel-Houses over the two historic sites and the one of gratitude to the King of Italy with the construction of the Great Tower.