For some weeks the world has been overwhelmed by what OMS calls a pandemic. It is something really new for all of us and in particular for the new generations. Covid19 spread quickly and caught us all unprepared.
I work from Italy remotely as well you know by following this blog and at this moment Italy is completely closed in on itself. In the last few hours such restrictive, measures have also been taken by other countries in the world. Suddenly we found ourselves unable to leave the house and having to change our habits.
Everything has changed and tourism has also changed at the moment paralyzed like everything else. The streets are empty, the shops largely closed and the request of the Italian government is to stay at home.
We must completely reinvent ourselves, staying at home, luckily there is a technology and the web! This is the best time to explore all the potential of the network!
Have you ever thought of visiting the most beautiful museums in the world comfortably seated on your sofa? The web is the perfect mine!
Technology runs quickly sometimes even too much and has achieved important objectives, which can be appreciated even more at times likes these. An impressive project is called Airpano and was created by a team of Russian Prohotraphers who since 2006 have started collecting high-resolution photos from which they can then created videos and virtual tours.
The days in this moment of quarantine seem very long, but don’t despair!! We can spend some time of our days and get drunk with art, so when the period ends we will have the clearest ideas on what to visit the world?
It is not the first time that I visit museums online, it is a valid tool even in the study phase when for logistical reasons you cannot get everywhere in the world but maybe it is necessary for our study, in the academic or working environment or simply for pleasure.
Among the best virtual tours in my top ten are the Vatican Museums ironically I would say almost, visit them from home or in the low season being always full of tourists, with a simple click you will be projected into the magically empty “Sistine Chapel” or in the Niccoline Chapel which can only be visited with super-exclusive visits. Both are masterpieces that generally occupy pages and pages of art books.
Also in Italy, another collection of unmissable masterpieces browseable from home is that of the Uffizi in Florence. The site is very simple, the collection is in the form of a digital catalog divided into sections of painting, sculpture, and architecture, drawings and prints, books and archives.
By clicking in the painting section, for example, even the laziest visitor or not close to art will recognize Botticelli’s iconic Venus!
If we are most fascinated by archeology and want to go to Europe, why not go to Athens and visit the majestic archeological museum? Here too will find different sections and chronologies.
Another useful source at the moment to spend our days is definitely Youtube, if you are fond of Romany History I recommend the website/channel of the American History for Roman Culture, as well as the numerous National Geographic documentary, focused on Roman Empire and iconic monuments as the Colosseum.
If we are not satisfied yet we can use Google Street View and climb the top of the Eiffel Tower! Amazing!
There is plenty of choices not to get bored and find positivity in a difficult moment for all of us!
The spirit of doitwell is always a spirit of positivity and collaboration, we will rise stronger than before!