Italy: cultural and folk Associations

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Folfloristic and Cultural Associations, Italy


Promotion of tourism, territory and local traditions

Pro Loco

The Pro Loco local associations are born with the purpose of promotion and development of the territory.
The first Pro Loco in Italy was born in 1881 in Pieve Tesino, in the Trentino-Alto Adige, then territory of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Together are part of the National Union of Pro Loco of Italy (UNPLI).
The expression Pro Loco comes from Latin and means "in favor of a place."
Initially called Committees care or landscaping company, and according to some studies have origins closely linked to Badie, the ancient communities demandavano groups that in the past the collective management of the festivities.
Even then, the spread of these associations was detected throughout Italy and the rest of Europe.
Promoted the beauty of the area, the professions, the personalities, the specificity of the earth, of the 'environment and the natural surroundings, making, cultural tourist attraction for travelers and pilgrims of the spirit.
This situation is also reflected nowadays: in Italy is currently the Pro Loco are thousands and the activities they do belong to different spheres of intervention tourist, social, cultural and sports.
The Pro Loco normally are located in municipalities without companies for tourism; in the case of municipalities characterized by the presence of fractions, the Pro Loco can have as headquarters the fraction of belonging and maintain their competence in the entire municipality.
Tend it is a phenomenon that concerns associated mainly centers small or medium.
It happens that it is not the name Pro Loco protected in all regions, in certain towns and villages Italian can be multiple Pro Loco of which usually older (but it is a rule that is not always applied) enrolled among regional annual validity for the obtaining of contributions.
Especially important for the development of tourism activities, in particular as regards the typical products of handicraft and local folk traditions, the protection and preservation of historic, artistic, architectural, cultural and environmental.

Tourism Promotion Agency

The tourist office is an entity of Italian law, established by the law of the 217 1983, which provided that all regions, both ordinary statute that special status, constituted the Tourism Promotion.
The APT are instrumental bodies of the Region, have managerial and administrative autonomy and have legal personality.
The tasks are:
- Promotion and propaganda of the local tourist resources
- Provide information
- Welcome and assistance to tourists through the offices of information and reception.
The regions that decide to set up the APT must suppress organizations for the promotion of tourism (EPT).
All other regions creates the Regional Agencies for Tourism (development of tourist promotion activities).
The IAT instead are public bodies set up by the APT and it has the task of curing the assistance l 'reception and information to tourists.
The Pro Loco is an association that has the task of enhancing the territories.
It also promotes tourist events and provides assistance to tourists.
All these entities are derived from the Convention bureau, born in the late nineteenth century in the United States.

cultural and folk associations

Associations are made up of volunteers who are dedicated mainly to the dissemination and promotion of culture and local traditions.
They are generally non-political, non-party and non-profit.
The associations are an extensive network of volunteers who act on the entire national territory by providing a public utility service on issues more different.

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Found 506 Folfloristic and Cultural Associations in Italy

Chirone Cultural Association -, in Manerbio (Italy)
Manerbio BS
- vicolo del Gesù, 14

Our Association was born on November 24 2010, the initiative of three young boys who felt the need to put in practice ...
IAT Este - Tourist Information Office - Este (Italy)
Information office - tourist reception
Este PD
- via Guido Negri, 9/a

Times from May to August: Tuesday to Friday: 09: 30 - 12: 30 and 16: 00 - 19: 00 Saturday and Sunday: 09: 30 - 15: 30 hours from ...

Borbonica Sotterranea Association - Borbonico Tunnel, in Naples (Italy)
Bourbon tunnel
Napoli NA
- Vico del Grottone, 4

We would like to present the Bourbon Tunnel, the new archaeological site located in the subsoil of Naples; we believe that now is the path ...
IAT Padua, piazza del Santo - Tourist Information Office - Padova (Italy)
Information office - tourist reception
Padova PD
- Piazza del Santo

Hours: Monday to Sunday 9-17 (seasonal)

Pro Loco Vignanello - Association for Local Tourist Promotion, in Vignanello (Italy)
Association for Tourism Promotion
Vignanello VT
- Corso Giacomo Matteotti, 6

Tourist Association Pro Loco Vignanello. We work hard every day to enhance our rich territory of products, landscapes, history and ...
CIDMA - International Documentation Center on Mafia and Anti-Mafia Movement in Corleone (Italy)
International Centre for Documentation on the Mafia and Anti-Mafia Movement
Corleone PA
- Via G. Valenti, 7

Come and visit the CIDMA An emotional journey for which one can not remain indifferent. Within the guided tour ...

Free Space - Cultural Association, in Bisceglie (Italy)
Cultural Association
Bisceglie BT
- Casella Postale n 55

Our association, duly constituted in Bisceglie from 1997, is composed of several artists who propose, individually and in ...
Cultural Association Promopiemonte Province Granda - Cultural and Folk Associations, at Belvedere Langhe / Belvedere Langhe (Italy)
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Belvedere Langhe
Belvedere Langhe CN

- via Donadei, 10

The Italian Way promotes in Piedmont: cooking classes, painting courses, Italian language and Italian culture, held in the particular context ...

Associazione Culturale La Dispensa -, in Porto Pozzo / Santa Teresa Gallura (Italy)
Porto Pozzo
Santa Teresa Gallura SS

- via Amendola, 7

The association was founded with the purpose of promoting cultural and sporting events in the village of Porto Pozzo. Events so far ...
Lupus in Fabula - Cultural Association, in Parma (Italy)
Cultural Association
Parma PR
- via Don RAffi, 21

The Lupus in Fabula was born in 2009 in Sciacca, in the province of Agrigento. It debuted as a Theatrical Association, proposing a vast program of ...

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