The first educational virtual tour created for the enhancement of karstic environment
The virtual tour at the #5iC-cave has just won the 2017 contest edition promoted by the Società Speleologica Italiana on the subject "promotion of sustainable tourism in the Karstic environment" in conjunction with the "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development". The speleo group #ValSerianaTalpe in collaboration with experienced speleologist Devis Magri and Piero Annoni, a specialized panoramic industrial and extreme environment photographer have caught and won the challenge with the making of the first interactive virtual tour in a Karstic environment of the area.
Thanks to this photographic technique along with the latest communication technologies and channels, a virtual tour becomes one of the most efficient tourism promotional and advisory tool for karstic attractions.
Not only a virtual tour is a valuable promotional tool for tourism, this virtual tour has also been implemented with various technical information making it a useful educational and scientific advisory; the possibility to add to a tour many different types of media, from images to videos, to datasheets and maps overlay, helps keep a virtual tour always updated and capable of a complete and exhaustive communication.
A virtual tour offer to any web surfer the possibility to virtually walk along this 2,8 km cave situated in the heart of the Orobic Prealps. The making of this virtual tour in a such particular environment has requested a detailed and accurate planning and the priceless collaboration of a well prepared group of speleologist supporting the photographer positioning all the lights and defining the best view points for each shooting node.
Any public institution can obtain huge and significant advantages by commissioning professional 360° virtual tour to promote local region and attraction for tourism improvement and development.
All virtual tours created by Piero Annoni are VR ready and can be enjoyed and viewed on VR glasses like the Samsung VR, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Gear VR, HTC Google Card Board and many other for a great emotional and immersive experience.