Tourism, Agri-food and Cultural Heritage

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The research area focuses on territorial identity as a lever of innovation for economic and social development. Characterized by a strong interdisciplinary nature, the research area works on themes for social innovation such as: sustainable tourism, rural development, cultural and creative industries.

The methodological approach builds on a deep relationship with public and private subjects, with the goal of co-creating new ideas, services and models for an inclusive and sustainable territorial development.

Research themes:

- Cultural tourism and development of ecosystems able to valorise typical products (food and crafts) in touristic routes

- Territorial marketing, place branding and Made in Italy

- Generational turnover, gender equality and youth employment in the productions and services characterising the Region

- Cultural Heritage

The area’s work moves within the European policies for social innovation, for the enhancement of cultural heritage and for rural development, contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


TRANSFER: Integrated management models for archaeological parks

FOODBIZ: University and business learning for new employability paths in food and gastronomy

TWL: The Wine Lab

Farm Inc: Introducing Marketing Principles in the Agricultural Sector

ALHTOUR: Assisted living technologies for the health tourism sector

SMART VALUE: Scientific Modern Analysis of Research topic Value: Values and valuation as key factors in protection, conservation and contemporary use of heritage – a collaborative research of European (Cultural) Heritage


ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres).

UNISCAPE (European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape convention)

IGCAT (International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism)


Laboratory on agricultural, environmental and food policies "Ghino Valenti"

Ultimo aggiornamento  2020/05/29 10:28:10 GMT+2