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.

in Italy

Found 507 Folfloristic and cultural associations

Sylva Maris
Sylva Maris - socio-cultural association and sports in Boscotrecase (Italy)
Association of socio-cultural and sports
Boscotrecase NA
- via Annunziatella, 100

The socio-cultural and sports association Sylva Maris, founded in 2003 by a group of young people, is a non-political and non-profit organization. Through the experience gained over the years, and the amazing willpower and ...

ProCavour - Pro Loco Cavour
ProCavour - Pro Loco Cavour - Association for Tourism Promotion in Cavour (Italy)
Association for Tourism Promotion
Cavour TO
- Via Roma, 3

Today Cavour is the destination of a constant stream of visitors, who appreciates our country for its peculiarities: nature, cuisine, history and art. The many events that are organized throughout the year and that ...

Cilentomania - Associazione turistica
Cilentomania - Tourist Association - Quality Tourism Services in Castellabate (Italy)
quality tourist services
Castellabate SA
- via G. Matteotti, 6

Discover with us the Cilento ... the biggest tourist village in Italy. At the service of tourists for a holiday for everyone! Cilentomania provides a team of experts to make your stay in Cilento ...

Coro dell'Innominato
Coro dell'Innominato - Vercurago (Italy)
Vercurago LC
- via San Gerolamo

Founded in 1976 from Father Felice Verga takes its name from the famous castle overlooking Vercurago where the choir was born. Currently the choir is conducted by Emilio Piffaretti professor at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan. The ...

Associazione Musicale Alerese
Alerese Music Association - Ales (Italy)
Ales OR
- piazza Cattedrale, 7

Associazione Musicale Alerese was born in Ales, Sardinia, in the 1985 for the sake of a group of fans and music lovers, with the intention of creating a cultural pole in the Alta Marmilla (one of the most depressed areas of the island, but not ...

IAT Padova, Vicolo Pedrocchi
IAT Padua, Vicolo Pedrocchi - Information office - tourist accommodation in Padua (Italy)
Information office - tourist reception
- Vicolo Pedrocchi

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9-19 closed Sundays and holidays

Pro Loco Putignano
Pro Loco Putignano - Association for the promotion of the territory, and local tourism in Putignano (Italy)
Association for the promotion of the territory, and local tourism
Putignano BA
- Piazza Plebiscito, 1

Associazione Pro Loco of Putignano in the service of tourists, backpackers, travel agents, tour operators, organized groups, companies and organizations interested in information, events and tourist services Putignano Putignano Carnival and ...

Compagnia Artisti e Autori
Compagnia Artisti e Autori - Virle Piemonte (Italy)
Virle Piemonte TO
- Via Giorda, 3/Bis

The Compagnia Artisti e Autori mainly deals with the development and implementation of projects in the fields of: - promotion and dissemination of art in all its sectors and in all its environmental and territorial specificities - protection ...

Libera Associazione Mario Medda
Free Association Mario Medda - Cultural Association in Piscinas (Italy)
Cultural Association
Piscinas SU
- vico Mazzini, 2

The Free Association Mario Medda was born 11 years ago and is a cultural association for the research of local traditions and the promotion of social, cultural and sporting shows, without any profit. All the ...

CIDMA - International Centre for Documentation on the Mafia and the Anti-Mafia Movement in Corleone (Italy)
International Centre for Documentation on the Mafia and Anti-Mafia Movement
Corleone PA
- Via G. Valenti, 7

Come visit CIDMA An emotional journey to which we can not remain indifferent. Guided tour inside the old convent of St. Louis is a walking route that offers visitors the chance to ...

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Folfloristiche and Cultural Associations

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