Discovering the Legends of
Piran with the free Nexto mobile app
The Legends of
Piran can now be experienced through a free app, Nexto, which creates a new
experience of a guided town tour in a playful way – through tasks, challenges
and augmented reality.
Visitors to Piran are now able to discover the Legends of Piran
through a free mobile app, Nexto
. The app puts them into a role of active
explorers of Piran, where they discover the sites, meet historical figures,
solve puzzles at various locations and look into the past with the help of
augmented reality. There are six challenges or tasks: Hellish Tartini, Malicious
Tongues, The Piran Shield, Fire and Water, Gateway through History and The Heart
educational walk through the town, augmented reality
helps the visitors to spot
and listen to the famous Devil’s Trill Sonata by the statue of Tartini,
discover the story of the stone plate with the inscription “Lasa pur dir” and
the Venetian House, and paint the latter in red. The visitors will also
discover the story about St George, who saved the town from the storm, as well
as when the Lighthouse of Piran was built, who the Dolfin Gate was named after
and why the inner port for small boats was buried.
solving of the challenges, the visitors will unlock virtual souvenirs and 3D
, which they will also be able to view at home by the help of
augmented reality. When they solve all the challenges, they will be able to
collect a small token, waiting for them in the Tourist Info Office in Piran.
The app is available in four different languages.
"In Portorož and Piran, we strive to become a recognizable cultural tourism
destination. The Nexto platform enables us to offer interesting content in a contemporary
and attractive way. We have transformed the stories of Piran into interactive
game, which offer the town’s visitors; especially the younger generations; more
than regular guided tours. Augmented reality at the Legends of Piran is the
first such product in Slovenia,”
says Igor Novel M.A., CEO of the Tourist Association Portorož, and adds
that augmented reality makes everything possible, even offering the townsfolk
and visitors of Piran to paint the Venetian House red again.