Parabiago 3.0


This traslation in a draft by students of Maggiolini High School from Parabiago and Bernocchi High School from Legnano

Implementation of the system

Food of the body,the eyes and the soul

Cultural tours 3.0

Visita l'ecomuseo"Food of the body, the eyes and the soul" is a  project that expect the creation of new thematic and  ethnographic visiting routes to implement the system “Parabiago" 3.0 - Walk, enjoy, share the cultural heritage.

The aim of the project is to enhance “eyes and soul” of the residents and of the visitors with the community heritage , by physical (in the city) and virtual (on the web and on the smartphone application) routes. The project pays also attention to the "nourishment of the body” enhancing, both physical and virtual routes, the edible products (ex: flour, bread, cookies and cakes of Parabiago) and the handcrafted products (ex: footwear) that characterize the “made in Parabiago” that  recently has been enhanced throug the Municipal Denomination of Origin brand (De.C.O.).

The project is realized in partnership with the comprehencive Schools, the private schools, the  secondary schools, the museums, the Saint Ambrose pastoral community, The Saint Ambrose factory of   Parabiago city and the Ecomuseum of Nova Milanese territory association.

The project

Map of  the path of the battle and of the mills

Workig hypothesis of  the path of the battle and of the mills

Map of the "Grow Parabiago eating " path

Map of the path of the'700: Giuseppe Maggiolini

Photos of the meeting of the partners of 27.01.2016

System inauguration

Walk, Enjoy, Share

The cultural heritage on your smartphone

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The system’s inauguration took place the 2014, 28th of March, in Maggiolini square, with the participation of technician partner Follow Me Technology srl of Parabiago.

It is possible to access at the multimedia contents of Parabiago 3.0 by:

  1. the QR codes (three-dimensional barcode) downloading a free app: I-nigma for Iphone and QR Droid for Android and Iphone.
  2. the RFID microchips (system of interpretation that use the radio-frequency)

For the partially sighted are available two apps which read out the informations relative to the place visited, one (functioning with all model of smartphone) read the QR codes, the other (only for enabled smartphone) read the microchips RFID. The apps are available on the ecomuseum website.

Informative brochure

Operation process

RFID system explanation

It is possible to download the applications from smartphones on Samsung APPS and search (writing the word as the same as it’s written) QRCodeSpeeck and NFC2Speeck and then type one of the codes, the system will automatically download the APP and than it will install it.

Read the press review: Legnano News

Parabiago 3.0 beta

Walk, Enjoy, Share

The cultural heritage on your smartphone

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Visiting Parabiago today is easier with "Parabiago 3.0 - Walk, enjoy, share the cultural assets" project, sponsored by Regione Lombardia.

through the Internet and modern mobile telphones it is possible to visit the city and learn something more about the natural and cultural heritage.

Parabiago 3.0 allows the citizens and tourists to walk along theme routes and to enjoy better of the city heritage and take part to the improvement of the system. 

3.0 is to indicate that the system is inspired by Web 3.0 which puts the network made of pages beside tridimensional spaces that it is possible to "walk along" in order to find what we are looking for. Unlike experiences connected with virtual spaces like Second Life, Parabiago 3.0 founds on real places recognized from the citizens of Parabiago as part of City heritage.

As Parabiago 2.0, Parabiago 3.0 uses blogging, web services, participation and sharing of contents and wikis system.

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"The system is easy“ explains the Deputy Mayor Raffaele Cucchi, president of politic committee of the Ecomuseum, "we have placed bilboards in 40 areas of the city. On the plaque there is a QR code. It is a matter of little figures composed of a series of little black and white squares in a square-shaped. If you take a picture of the code with your smartphone, it decodificateds and transformes in a direct link on a web site where it is possible to read and download information incident to the place where you are".

Visita l'ecomuseo The system makes you descover also other places, through maps and themes routes: "Virgiliano", "Del Riale", "del 700".  

Moreover, with the "comment and take part" function everyone can send impressions, comments, written contributes, photos, audios or videos about the cultural place that you have visited.

This function is useful both to share the information and to improve the system, and also to make warnings directly to the Ecomuseum about various topics (presence of waste, vandalism, proposal of improvement etc...).

"The whole work has been done in ecomuseal style" continues Cucchi: "the choice of the places and the contents (texts, photos and interviews) are the result of the active partecipation of the people, even children of schools in Parabiago, but also university students and of Maggiolini Technical Institute that have realised the descriptions and the audioguide in Italian, English and French. The work may not be perfect but certainly it is the community expression. The system also integrates itself with other Parabiago Town Hall's projects such as "Parabiago wi-fi" and the Urban District of Commercial to EXPO 2015".

All you have to do now is to grab your smartphone and go discovering Parabiago.


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