Rationalism in the Province of Como on Android


The tour about Rationalism in the Province of Como has been updated and is now available also for Android!

After the release of the iOS version last year, together with the Culture Department of the Province of Como, we asked ourselves how we could improve the audio-guided tour dedicated to the rationalist buildings located in the Lake Como area.

Then we came up with different complementary actions: new contents to complete the tour of the so-called “rationalist district” of Como, the Android version of the app and an audio podcast.

The new contents include buildings designed by the architects Gianni and Enrico Mantero: the headquarters of the Industry Workers Union, the headquarters of the Lario Rowing Club and the Balilla House with the adjoining Sinigaglia Stadium.
Again narrated in italian, english and german by voice-talents Luca Grandelis, Garth Kennedy and Birgit Röhricht.

With the Android version we satisfy the request of the people using a smartphone or tablet with Google’s mobile operative system, which now rules the market in terms of share.

The podcast completes the digital offering and was designed for tourists and locals without a compatible device on which to download the apps or prefer this simple and easy tool.

The effort in order to support old and new devices, both with iOS and especially with Android, has been considerable, but we’ll release small updates and some news before the next spring, when Expo 2015 will begin, together with the many cultural events related to it.

Last but not least, a personal and sincere thanks to my collaborators and to the Culture Department of the Province of Como, since this project allowed me to appreciate the rationalist treasures of my town that I didn’t know so well before.

Apps and podcast are free, download them!

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