Conference “The historic train for the territorial connection of the archaeological destinations”

  • Conference in the context of “the year of the tourism train” announced by MiBACT for 2020

    MiBACT declared 2020 “the year of the tourism train”, and the opening ceremony scheduled for February 25th was cancelled for the occurred sanitary crisis.
    The choice, according to the declarations of Minister Franceschini, aimed to “promote another form of tourism, that lets the traveller go through our country in a sustainable way and along railways’ historic routes, admiring magnificent landscapes and visiting places of moving beauty. There are 800 kilometres of disused and abandoned railways, crossing national parks, protected areas and territories full of history and culture”.
    Trains represent the ancient progress, the productivity and connection of the small centers they cross, and focusing on tourism railways, particularly on the historic ones, travellers can rediscover an immense heritage, made of ancient layouts, galleries and old convoys that re-invoke the past of our country. Fondazione FS, in the context of the routes interested by historic trains, pays great attention to the territories with archaeological destinations.

    In Campania tourists have an ample offer of itineraries, from “Archeotreno Campania” (from Naples to Sapri with stops at Hercolaneum, Pompeii, Paestum, Ascea Velia) to “Reggia Express” and “Pietrarsa Express”.
    The train “Colori e sapori di Sicilia in un viaggio slow” has 23 itineraries and connects the most important urban centers (Catania, Palermo, Messina) with places that guard unique tastes (Modica, Bronte and Marsala) and thousand-year old old towns (Taormina, Siracusa, Agrigento, Ragusa Ibla).
    In Tuscany with the steam train from Siena to Murlo “Paesaggio, Natura, Etruschi e…” it’s possible to discover the beauty of Terre di Siena with a mean of transportation and a speed of other times.



    Saturday November 21st

    Nettuno Hall ore 10.00 · 13.00

    Conference in the context of “the year of the tourism train” announced by MiBACT for 2020

    in collaboration with MiBACT, Fondazione FS, ENIT, Touring Club Italiano

    opening remarks
    Franco Alfieri
    Mayor of Capaccio Paestum
    Gabriel Zuchtriegel Director of the Archaeological Park of Paestum and Velia
    Ugo Picarelli Founder and Managing Director of the Exchange

    coordination by
    Giuseppe Roma
    Vice President Touring Club Italiano

    Giovanni Bastianelli Executive Director of ENIT
    Luigi Francesco Cantamessa General Director Fondazione FS Italiane
    Maurizio Di Stefano President ICOMOS Italia
    Franco Iseppi President Touring Club Italiano
    Flaminia Santarelli Tourism General Director of MiBACT
    Regional Assessor/Tourism General Director of Campania, Sicily, Tuscany

    an invitation to concluse has been sent to
    President of Campania Region
    Gianfranco Battisti President of Fondazione FS Italiane
    Dario Franceschini Minister for cultural heritage and activities and for tourism

    aat the end of the works inauguration of the Year of tourism train with Archeotreno Campania on board of Centoporte and Corbellini coaches from Paestum to Velia, two Unesco sites only 30 minutes apart with the participation of journalists and tourism operators