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Methodological notes on Via Francigena

Main objectives of these methodological notes issued as Annex A to DGR n.820/2007 are to: (a) Mark the Via Francigena (VF) historical trail on the regional technical map at scale 1:10.000; (b) Identify & design for a permanent pedestrian, cycling & horse riding trail along the old alignment; (c) Identify the historical, artistic, monumental, archaeological and environmental points of interest to be improved and restored where necessary; (d) Identify the actions required for improving and upgrading the touristic hospitality structures; (e) Identify the actions required for implementing

Lazio Regional Law n. 40/1999

LR n.40 is a regional hard law issued by the Lazio regional government in 1999. Main scope of the law is: a) to enhance the environmental, cultural and touristic components of the regional territory, while coping with environmental protection, to contribute to economic, entrepreneurial and employment development of the regional community (art.1, c1), and (b) To promote and facilitate the preparation and implementation of integrated planning drafted according to the objectives set and articulated in specific sectoral actions. (art.1, c2).

"European Cultural Routes". A Practical Guide

The "Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe" – also called "European Cultural Routes" – have proved successful projects: economically, touristic and not least ideational. This handbook shows what one must do in order to launch such a cultural route. The requirements are substantial, but not unattainable. In the end such a process should result in a certification by the Council of Europe and thus a solid USP for a region and its special places.

Route of Fortified Churches in Romania

B2 SERVICES > Information + B3 POINTS OF INTEREST > Cultural heritage | This Good Practice is part of a programme of information activities on the Route of Fortified Churches pertaining to the cultural landscape of 7 rural villages of Southern Transylvania founded in the middle ages by immigrant German Saxons and dominated by their fortified churches (once more than 300), that illustrate building styles from 13th to 16th century. Identified villages were listed in 1993 under n.596 in UNESCO World Heritage List. The Route initiative started in 2007 with support from EICR.

Odysseus in Andalusia

The Euro Mediterranean Cultural Itinerary “ODYSSEUS – Mythical and initiatory travels in the Mediterranean”, which begins with the Mediterranean space has authority to reveal and to make accessible to public of different ages and different cultures the chapters of their common history, by leaning on the identical European cultural, patrimonial and landscaped markers. The main objective is to improve and structure new offers and tourist services of excellence making of each regional destination and harbour city a single stopover, on the basis of a common European reference frame.

St. James Route in South Moravia

The first part of the project was focused on the processing of available data about the St. James Route in South Moravia with connection to Weinviertel and suitable routes were proposed in the study. The aim was to connect South Moravia to the Route in Weinviertel area, which further leads to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The next phase is the implementation of the route on ground (for the time being from Brno to Mikulov) and its promotion.

Pilgrimage Route Velehrad – Holy Hostyn

The pilgrimage route was created with the aim to revive the tradition of pilgrimage, based on existence of historical pilgrimage route Via Romea Slavorum (Route of Slavonic Roman pilgrims). The section of the route between Holy Hostyn and Velehrad is the first branch of possible future network of pilgrimage routes, which continues on historical pilgrimage route Via Romea Slavorum. Pilgrimage route is equipped with 25 shelters and information desks with touristic, topographic and religious content. The trail is marked in terrain.

Open Gates

It is not usual to open up the religious monuments for tourists in the Czech Republic. Eastern Moravia (Zlin Region) has a number of important religious monuments including places of pilgrimage. The project was launched in 2008, with the aim to open up selected religious monuments. Zlin Region, Olomouc archdiocese, parishes, municipalities and East – Moravian Tourist Authority are cooperating in this project. Information and marketing materials with information about sites opened were made. The project also created a job for guides (145 persons).


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