PORTAL & CD-ROM
During and after the XX century wars and the economical
crisis - not all were under the poster “dolce vita” (sweet
life) -, many Italians / Europeans moved all around the world, keeping
with them some values and principles that they handed down to their descendants
in those far lands. Those of them who could then come back to Italy /
Europe, have seen that these values and principles have not survived the
passing of time: dignity, transparency, respect, sincerity, delicacy,
friendship, tolerance, freedom of thought and expression. To those who
felt the disillusion of this situation, we devote our efforts for the
creation of this web site, through some characters created by Guareschi
and then become movie personages.
In the present era of digital communication, the creation
of a virtual space like this one, requires the commitment, the constancy,
the kindness and the professionalism of a great team of people, who, coordinated
despite the space and time distances, believed and supported this project
firmly. It is important to underline that nobody received a euro cent
from any public or private institution as a compensation for the time
spent working on this portal and cd-rom.
As maintained by K. Kelly “it is the communication
that makes the world move, not computers. Communication is the base of
our civilization, culture, memory and of our identity as human beings”.
In these pages and links we will find languages, literature, cultural
heritage, tourism, history, digital design, and much more. In many cases
the knowledge and experience of MEHEM (Methodology for Heuristic Evaluation
in Multimedia), MECEM (Metrics for the Comunications Evaluation in Multimedia)
and HEDCDEH (Heuristic Evaluation Disk for Communication and Design in
Hypermedia) have been applied.
At last, more than 300 photos on a multimedia off-line
system “Little World: Virtual Postcards” are being utilised
to recount the past, present and future of one of the most dynamic and
promising tourist regions in central Italy: Emilia-Romagna. The cultural
and natural heritage of this geographical region is very rich and varied.
Six languages in this CD-ROM: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
The current work is based upon the main towns forming
the itineraries of Giovannino Guareschi’s “Little World”,
in some localities of the Emilia-Romagna Region, such as: Brescello, Boretto,
Busseto, Colorno, Diolo, Fontanelle, Fossa, Guastalla, Pieveottoville,
Polinese Parmense, Ragazzola, Roccabianca, Roncole-Verdi, San Secondo
Parmense, Sissa, Soragna, Stagno, Viadana and Zibello.
Puzzles, Audio & Visual Tour of the Emilia-Romagna
A special acknowledges for “www.mondoguareschi.com” team
(45 people in America, Asia, Europe and Oceania, from 2002 until today).