Despite its small area, the Molise region is characterized by a high geodiversity and a considerable geological heritage, as highlighted by the recently completed regional geosite inventory. Especially its western, prevailingly mountainous portion is very rich in geosites and one of the most interesting sectors is the Alto Molise area which is characterized by a high tourism potential due especially to its considerable natural and cultural heritage. In order to valorize and promote the geological heritage of the Alto Molise area and contribute to the development of a sustainable and qualified tourism in Molise region, we have developed five geotourist itineraries. These itineraries, two of them will be presented in this paper, allow the integrated visit of selected geosites and valuable natural and cultural sites, and are illustrated by specific informative material (itinerary maps, cards, etc.) so as to be enjoyable even by a non-scientific audience. The proposed integrated exploitation of geological, natural and cultural heritage may provide a valid model also for the promotion of the geological heritage of other sectors of the Molise region.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3301/ROL.2015.11|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84930532479|
|Titolo:||The integrated exploitation of the geological heritage: a proposal of geotourist itineraries in the Alto Molise area (Italy)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|