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

Museo Casa Steri
Museo Casa Steri - Cultural Association, in Siddi (Italy)
Cultural Association
Siddi SU
- via Roma, 2

The legally recognized and affiliated cultural association AICS is called Museo Casa Steri. The president is Dr. Anna Maria Steri. The Association is non-profit making and aims to: - promote and promote ...

IAT Padova Stazione FS
IAT Padova Railway Station - Tourist Information Office - Padua (Italy)
Information office - tourist reception
- Piazzale Stazione Ferroviaria Padova

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9-19. Sundays and holidays 10-16 25 closed in December, January 01

Cultura & Sila
Culture & Silk - Association of Social and Cultural Promotion, in Parenti (Italy)
Association for the Promotion of Social and Cultural
Parenti CS
- via Strada B

Culture & Sila is a voluntary association of social and cultural promotion, it is independent from political parties and movements, non-profit organization and was established as a spontaneous gathering of people who love their land and ...

Sant'Antonio - Cultural and Folklore Association, in Arbus (Italy)
Cultural Association and Folk
Arbus SU
- via Gena Frongia, 24

Volunteer association registered in the 1661 / 7 of the regional register of volunteering, cultural sector. Recognized Association of National Interest by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. Purpose of the association: ...

Associazione Botanica Piante Autoctone
Autochthonous Plant Botany Association - in La Valletta / Valmontone (Italy)
Valmontone Roma
- Strada Statale Ariana Km.2,400
- La Valletta

The Italian Association of Autochthonous and Allochthonous Plants was created for plant enthusiasts and for the protection of nature and the environment. Members are growers, botanists, landscapers, artisans, designers, builders, architects, or ...

Associazione Prima Luna
First Moon Association - Creative, Cultural, Artistic, Hospitable, in Simaxis (Italy)
Creative, Cultural, Artistic, Hospitable
Simaxis OR
- Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 36

"Prima Luna Association" comes from the will and the need, to create a meeting and socialization structure that acts as a catalyst for the energies and present forces that normally can not find an outlet in the ...

Gli Scalzi
The Scalzi - Folk Group, in Cabras (Italy)
Folk group
Cabras OR
- via Mascagni, 24

One of the historic flag bearers of the lagoon village of Cabras. The first group in Sardinia and in Italy to perform barefoot, a characteristic inherent in the character of the Cabrarese that before for work needs then for usual they spent the ...

Pro Loco Cetara
Pro Loco Cetara - Tourist Information Office, in Cetara (Italy)
Tourist Service
Cetara SA
- Corso Garibaldi, 15

Tourist office, internet point, distribution of material of Cetara and the main tourist centers of the Amalfi Coast (brochures, leaflets, brochures, etc.). Organizes shows and events cultural tourism, ...

Compagnia Artisti e Autori
Artists and Authors Company - in 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 ...

Associazione Pietre Magiche Caresi
Association of Cartier Stones - at a locality
Santa Teresa Gallura SS
- via La Parricia
- localitŕ Caresi

The Association of Magic Stones Caresi was born for the protection of the territory. Organizes excursions inside the stazzo with a nature trail, where you can observe various species of plants and flowers of the place, an Olivastro ...

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