In Montesilvano in April to promote an alternative way of doing tourism.

In the Marche there are about ten. Agostini: “One of the strengths of our region”

ANCONA – Nineteenth-century accommodation facilities for a total of 20 thousand beds: this is the tourist offer of the “most beautiful villages in Italy” . An emerging tourism, that of the villages, which gathers 50.62% of approval, growing three times faster than the conventional one. Precisely for this reason Ecotur, the international tourism-nature exchange, scheduled in Montesilvano (Pescara) from 18 to 20 April, will dedicate to him the first “Exchange of the most beautiful villages in Italy”, a space in which the villages in first person will be able to introduce themselves and sell their tourist packages: about ten those of the Marche with Corinaldo, Esanatoglia, Gradara, Montefiore dell’Aso, Montelupone, Moresco, San Ginesio, Visso, Cingoli and Grottammare.

“We are among the most renowned regions. That of the villages and historical centers – explains the regional councilor for tourism Luciano Agostini – is one of our strengths. The Marche Region, thanks also to the earthquake package, has invested considerable resources in the recovery and restructuring of the villages. Located halfway up the hill, they act as a hinge between the mountain parks and the coast. English tourism above all – continues Agostini – is particularly attracted to it. The Plan approved on Monday provides for its enhancement with fairs and events abroad “. Recently agreements have also been made with the Cultural Institute of Athens, the Italian-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Language School on the occasion, last month, of the visit of the Italian delegation (for the Marches the mayor of Corinaldo Livio Scattolini) in Greece.

“Minor” tourism has been talked about for some time. The most beautiful villages in Italy in particular are the new frontier of national tourism. They enhance places where history, art and culture are still original. For an innovative tourism, compatible with the beauty of the landscape, proud of its typical features. According to a survey, the tourist who chooses the most beautiful villages in Italy is between 30 and 60 years old, does not like organized tourism and loves to spend a weekend or a week at the most on holiday. He is attracted by the traditions and culture of the place but also seeks relaxation and a renewed harmony with the territory and the environment. He prefers bed and breakfasts, residences, farmhouses. It mostly comes from Italy, the European Union (Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium) and the United States.In search of “atmospheres of the soul” as a New York Times journalist defined them walking through the alleys of Cingoli. Hence the need to enhance the regional “pearls”, of which the president of Enit Enrico Paolini is convinced: “Only by promoting our excellence – he says – can we compete with France and Spain”. The most beautiful villages in Italy is a club that gathers small Italian towns of great artistic and historical interest. Born in March 2001 on the impulse of the National Association of Italian Municipalities Anci with the aim of contributing to safeguard, preserve and revitalize small nuclei, not compulsory municipalities but sometimes only hamlets, of great value which, being outside the main tourist circuits, risk to be forgotten with consequent degradation, depopulation and abandonment.

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