The new portal of the City of Rome, Digit Roma (Digital Rome, in English), went live in the beginning of January 2013, allowing users to discover and access all the services offered within the capital.
The Digit Roma portal includes over 50 000 different pieces of information regarding transport, the municipal register, the sites of institutions, events, timetables etc. It also contains information and news for tourists: museums, libraries, the locations of town halls and various departments of the capital, schools, shopping areas and popular meeting places.
The portal is accessible via smartphone, tablet or laptop through 700 public Wi-Fi access points at 170 locations around the city. Digit Roma, in fact, provides free Internet access through a network of Wi-Fi hotspots for people staying temporarily in Rome for holidays, work or studies.
A special official application (app) also allows users to navigate in places not reached by Digit Roma, even without registering. Navigation is free and users can reach all the institutional sites of the capital and be in direct contact with all administrative services: municipal registry, tax services, be informed on fines imposed, etc.
The Digit Roma project involves the development of the new app for the capital that allows the user to exploit the various services offered within Rome, even in areas without Wi-Fi coverage. The application, available at major app stores, contains new features and services, ranging from news (accessible and shareable on social networking services) to public services and utilities (pharmacies, nurseries, citizen’s offices), to information about local roads, archaeological, natural and historical routes through multimedia guides, restaurants, hotels, cinemas and theatres and parks, all combined with an efficient geolocation system based on the user’s exact location.