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 507 Folfloristic and Cultural Associations in Italy

Pro Loco Toirano
Pro Loco Toirano - Association for the Promotion of Tourism, in Toirano (Italy)
Association for the Promotion of Tourism
Toirano SV
- via G.B. Parodi, 31

The Tourist Association Pro Loco Toirano was formed in 2001 to promote the area of ​​Toirano. It is enrolled all'UNPLI (union ...
Abaco - Association for the Arts, in Siddi (Italy)
Association for the Arts
Siddi CI
- via Pietro Martini, 5

Abaco was born in 1989 and immediately began intensive research and specialization aimed at the realization of shows ...

BES Best Events Sardinia
BES Best Events Sardinia - Cultural Association Sardinia Grand Events, at Sa Sartiglia onlus / Oristano Foundation (Italy)
Cultural Association Sardinia Great Events
c/o Fondazione Sa Sartiglia onlus
Oristano OR

- piazza Eleonora d'Arborea, 44

The offer and services • Customized solutions for large and small groups • Incoming Welcome to ports and airports • ...
IAT Cittadella
IAT Cittadella - Tourist Information Office - Cittadella (Italy)
Information office - tourist reception
Cittadella PD
- Porte Bassanesi, 2 - Casa del Capitano

Winter time (November 01 - 31 March): Monday through Friday: 09: 00 - 13: 00 and 14: 00 - 16: 00 Saturday and Sunday: 10: 00 - 17: 00 ...

IAT Abano Terme
IAT Abano Terme - Tourist Information Office - Abano Terme (Italy)
Information office - tourist reception
Abano Terme PD
- Via Pietro d'Abano, 18

Hours: Monday through Friday 09: 30 - 12: 30 and 14: 30 - 18: 30 Saturday and Sunday 10: 00 - 13: 00 and 15: 00 - 18: 00
Pro Loco Vignanello
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 ...

Associazione Folkloristica Santa Vitalia
Santa Vitalia Folklore Association - in Serrenti (Italy)
Serrenti CI
- via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 22

Folk Group with the aim of disseminating traditions, customs, songs and dances of our country.
Associazione Botanica Piante Autoctone
Autochthonous Plant Botany Association - in La Valletta / Valmontone (Italy)
La Valletta
Valmontone Roma

- Strada Statale Ariana Km.2,400

The Italian Association of native and non-native plants is born for plant lovers and for nature protection and ...

IAT Valseriana - Promoserio
IAT Valseriana - Promoserio - Tourist Information Office - Ponte Nossa (Italy)
Office Information - tourist reception
Ponte Nossa BG
- via Europa, 111/c

IAT Valseriana is the tourist information office and reception of Valseriana, recognized by the province of Bergamo in March ...
Cenacolo dialettale mantovano al Fogolèr
Dietary cenacle mantovano at Fogolèr -, in Pietole / Borgo Virgilio (Italy)
Borgo Virgilio MN

- Piazza Adua, 10

The Upper Room is the dialect of Mantua 1972 committed to the protection and recovery of the spoken dialect. A commitment lived with love and ...

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