The perception of cultural heritage as a resource can be nurtured in the context of two distinct perspectives: on the one hand, endo-centered perspective, in the sense that cultural heritage is considered a resource for the enjoyment of the local community; on the other hand, exo-centered perspective, in the sense that it is considered a resource for tourism development. The paper will discuss the opportunities and the real possibilities of synergy between the two perspectives. After a brief overview on the role of cultural tourism in Italy, the relationship between tourism and local culture is dealt with, highlighting the risks of conflict but also the opportunities to put the places at the heart of a new policy for tourism development which also means territorial development as a whole. The author's thesis is that the landscape, as a form of balance between past and present and a meeting ground between the inhabitants and tourists, can now have a new role as a catalyst of attention in research and in-depth understanding of local vocations and the authentic roots of places.

Turismo culturale e identità locale. Riconsiderando il ruolo del paesaggio

MEINI, Monica
2007

Abstract

The perception of cultural heritage as a resource can be nurtured in the context of two distinct perspectives: on the one hand, endo-centered perspective, in the sense that cultural heritage is considered a resource for the enjoyment of the local community; on the other hand, exo-centered perspective, in the sense that it is considered a resource for tourism development. The paper will discuss the opportunities and the real possibilities of synergy between the two perspectives. After a brief overview on the role of cultural tourism in Italy, the relationship between tourism and local culture is dealt with, highlighting the risks of conflict but also the opportunities to put the places at the heart of a new policy for tourism development which also means territorial development as a whole. The author's thesis is that the landscape, as a form of balance between past and present and a meeting ground between the inhabitants and tourists, can now have a new role as a catalyst of attention in research and in-depth understanding of local vocations and the authentic roots of places.
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