We are happy to announce that we will be taking part in the organisation of the 2023 edition of the World Tourism Event, which will be held in Turin from 21 to 23 September 2023.

For the occasion, Fondazione Santagata has organised three events:

Forum: “World Heritage Management and the UN 2030 Agenda”

The forum aims at fostering a fruitful dialogue between tourism and cultural heritage professionals, in order to find valid touchpoints between tourist accessibility and the preservation of World Heritage sites.

By sharing experiences and good practices, institutional representatives, professionals and experts in the two fields, will be able to reflect on the protection, management and enhancement of World Heritage sites for sustainable development and the achievement of the UN Agenda 2030 goals.

The conversation will focus on three main issues:

  • proper use and valorisation of the UNESCO image
  • how to balance visitor experience and conservation of World Heritage sites
  • management mass tourism in World Heritage sites

Panel: “Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Tourism”

This panel, open to the public, will reflect on the need to ensure the accessibility of cultural heritage through appropriate mediation, and on how effective heritage communication can play an important role in the development of sustainable tourism.

The speakers, by sharing their experiences, will discuss methods and approaches to create a fruitful synergy between tourism and heritage aimed at sustainability and openness towards visitors.

Panel: “Intangible Cultural Heritage”

The round table will discuss the fruitful interaction and mutual opportunities arising from the integration of the management of UNESCO World Heritage sites and the safeguarding of the elements of the UNESCO Representative List of the ICH.

Various connections often bind tangible and intangible expressions of our cultural heritage, and intangible heritage bearers are also part of the heritage communities committed to maintaining heritage sites lively and relevant for our societies.

At the same time, heritage sites are way more than a common setting for intangible heritage to find expression: they may contribute, through their outstanding universal values, to ensure the evolving of the sense of identity and continuity of ICH Elements thanks to the interaction with their environment and with their history.

The speakers will present their experience of shared commitment to the management and safeguard of cultural heritage by presenting the relationship and interaction between three UNESCO Denominations in Piedmont: the Royal Residences of Savoy, the Musical Art of Hunting Horn Players and the breeding traditions of the Lipizzaner Horse.