Rieti. Tourism, environment, culture for the development of the area

“Via degli Dei, Via Francigena, Via Appia, even Via di Francesco have exploded, but only in the Umbrian-Tuscan stretch, because Rieti is still a Cinderella despite the presence of Francis so important, as and perhaps more than in “And despite the new law on trails, local authorities provide the great opportunity to be protagonists by entering a control room that is already established, Rieti is a refugee and Assisi protagonist,” the senator declared. Riccardo Nencini (President of the Senate Commission on Culture), who advocated and was the first signatory to the law and drew the ears of Rieti politicians during the meeting held at Carlo Ubertini’s election headquarters in the presence of Carlo Ubertini and the honorable Oreste Pastorelli .

“The control room consists of representatives of the ministries that are competent in routes and of representatives of regions, provinces and municipalities and is fortunately open to new participants – said Nencini – here in Rieti I do not have to invent anything, I have the rule, 4 monasteries, a chance to merge with Via Francigena, not to use this heritage is madness “. For the senator, politics is guilty of not having understood that Frans is the world and of having underestimated the possibilities that the intertwining of Skt. The figure of Francis, the anniversary and the connections with Via Francigena and close to important events such as , in 2023 the 800th anniversary of the living birth in Greccio, in 2025 the great anniversary of Rome and in 2026 the 800th anniversary of the death of the saint. It is precisely in this direction that the future of tourism and the development of the territory that binds and strengthens the environment, culture, landscape, spirituality must be played, as Ubertini himself specified.

But let’s summarize what the law provides and what opportunities it provides (also related to PNNR); meanwhile, it must be said that it was set up to facilitate the overcoming of the current fragmentation and inhomogeneity of interventions, complained of by the regions themselves, by local authorities, by experts and operators in the sector. For Nencini, it was necessary to outline a unity governance of a phenomenon of great cultural significance and value, as well as religious, sporting, social and food and wine, and as a budding phenomenon of slow experience tourism; State legislation had to be defined that could offer an instrument for systemic safeguarding of the paths themselves as complex cultural values, therefore considered in their unity and for their importance for enriching the community and preserving its identity heritage, as well as an opportunity for economic development of the areas.

The trails are perceived as cultural itineraries aimed at the protection / improvement of monuments, places and places of historical, cultural, religious and naturalistic interest, the improvement of the villages, the relaunch of cultural activity in the areas crossed or adjacent to trails and related reception activities in support of a national strategy for internal areas. The social aspects and the food and wine aspects are not neglected, as well as those relating to the Italian tradition and cultural identity in its unity and diversifications, with attention to people with disabilities or people with reduced mobility.

“Globalization requires knowing the true identity of the territory. To identify the direction of travel, it is necessary to look at our genetic code, the guidelines for development must be identified, and we can certainly focus on literary, religious and scientific naturalism,” Ubertini replied, recalling San Francesco , Terenzio Varrone and Nazareno Strampelli and accepts the invitation to make this issue the driving force behind the election campaign and a priority commitment for the future.

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