The city of Rome has unveiled the latest breakthrough in virtual tourism: the Roma Mobile Guide. Available to download on to iPhones and smartphones the guide offers information on ancient Roman sites as well as itineraries through the historic centre, the Jewish Ghetto, the Roman Forum and even a Michelangelo tour.

The system is equipped with an interactive map which highlights the best routes to take and contains a variety of sections including information on local attractions such as music, art and theatre venues and sporting events. Importantly it provides information about 400 hotels and restaurants that are accessible for people with disabilities.

The guide will be constantly updated and is available in Italian, English, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.