FAQs

Searching/Exploring

How do I search by resort?

How do I search for sites related to a specific historic period/date/figure in a specific place?

Once I search by period/date/figure, can I narrow the results down by location?

How much of an area is included in results when searching by resort?

When I search for a period or figure, why do the results include things I didn’t search for?

Site Upload

How do I upload a site?

Do I need to register to upload a site?

When I upload a site, how much information do I need to provide about it?

How do I pinpoint a site’s location on the map?

Itinerary Planner

How do I add site to my itinerary shortlist?

What are the print/save options?

How do I drop sites into the days of my itinerary?

How do I turn my itinerary into a printable document?

How do I view and change my itinerary later?

Do I need to register to create an itinerary?

How do I find historic hotels?

 
How It Works

Does it cost anything to use or enjoy Historvius or to have an historic site featured?

Why is Historvius in “beta” mode?

I uploaded a photo. Why has it not been added to the site?

Searching/Exploring

How do I search by resort?

To search for a resort, use the “search by holiday destination” box on the homepage or explore page:

-          Select the relevant country from the “country” dropdown menu.
-          Type your resort name into the “resort” box.
-          Your resort (or a list of possible resorts) will appear underneath. Click on the relevant resort.
-          Click on the “Search” button.

How do I search for sites related to a specific historic period/date/figure in a specific place?

Once you perform a historic destination search, you can filter down the results by historic period, date and/or figure using the dropdown menus at the top of the results page (under the map). Once you select your chosen historic period, date and/or figure, the search results will filter automatically.

Once I search by period/date/figure, can I narrow the results down by location?

Yes. Once you receive your search results, you can use the dropdown menus at the top of the results page (under the map) to filter them by location. Just select the country and/or resort you want.

How much of an area is included in results when searching by resort?

Typically, when you search by resort, the results will include all sites within a 50 mile radius of that resort.

When I search for a period or figure, why do the results include things I didn’t search for?

All sites on Historvius have up to three categories of time period or figure and the filters in our results page only show the top one listed.

Site Upload

How do I upload a site?

For information on how to upload a site, see our quick site upload tutorial.

Do I need to register to upload a site?

No. You do not have to register to use any part of Historvius.

When I upload a site, how much information do I need to provide about it?

To upload a site, all you need to provide is:

-          Its name

-          The country in which it is located

-          A short summary of it, i.e. what it is

-          A more detailed description of the site. This can include its history, what can be seen when visiting it and any useful other information you know about the site. Basically, as much as you want to include.

        Everything else is optional.

How do I pinpoint a site’s location on the map?

To do this, you can either click on the map in the relevant location or insert its Google Maps coordinates in the fields above. See our quick mapping tutorial.

Itinerary Planner

How do I add site to my itinerary shortlist?

You can add a site to the shortlist itinerary by:

-          Clicking on the ± sign next to a site name in the result page; or

-          Clicking “add to shortlist” in the top right-hand side of a site page.

What are the print/save options?

You can choose to print and/or save up to three types of itinerary documents:

-          Trip Summary Page: A summary of your whole trip including a map and a list of the sites included.

-          Day Summary Page: A summary of each day of your trip including a map and a list of the sites included.

-          Site Information Pages: Specific information about each site in your itinerary including a description, contact information and directions.

You can select all three options. You must select at least one in order to be able to print an itinerary.

How do I drop sites into the days of my itinerary?

-          Create a shortlist of sites.

-          Select how many days you want in your itinerary in the “Your Preferences” section on the planner page.

-          Using your mouse, click on one site in the shortlist at the bottom right of the planner page. Keep your finger on the button and drag the mouse left to where it says “please drop sites here” under the relevant day. 

How do I turn my itinerary into a printable document?

-          Select which of the print/save options you want in the “Your Preferences” section on the planner page.

-          Once you have completed your online itinerary, click on the “generate itinerary” button at the bottom of the page.

How do I view and change my itinerary later?

To review and update your itinerary, enter your custom URL into any Internet browser. You can find this in the “Your Preferences” section on the planner page and in the top right hand corner of your printed itinerary.

Do I need to register to create an itinerary?

No. You do not have to register to use any part of Historvius. To view or update your itinerary later, just use the customer URL found in the “Your Preferences” section on the planner page and in the top right hand corner of your printed itinerary.

How It Works

 Does it cost anything to use or enjoy Historvius or to have an historic site featured?

There are no costs at all in using, viewing or uploading information to Historvius. It’s all free for everyone.

Why is Historvius in “beta” mode?

This is a kind of testing stage. As a new website, we’re still checking out our functionality and trying to discover whether there are technical kinks as well as any ways we can improve the user journey as a whole.

I uploaded a photo. Why has it not been added to the site?

If you have uploaded a photo and it has not been added to the site, this might mean we haven’t received it for technical reasons. If your photo hasn’t been added to the site within a week of upload, please feel free to email us at info@historvius.com to check on it. As a gen
eral guide, we would suggest keeping photo file sizes to a maximum of 4MB to help prevent any upload issues.