Cultural tourism development and the impact on local communities: a case study from the South of Italy

Authors

  • Alessandro Destefanis Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9833-752X
  • Lorenzo Angelini Collège des Ingénieurs Italia, Via Giuseppe Giacosa, 38, 10125 Torino, Italia;
  • Daniele Borlizzi Collège des Ingénieurs Italia, Via Giuseppe Giacosa, 38, 10125 Torino, Italia;
  • Alessandro Carlucci Collège des Ingénieurs Italia, Via Giuseppe Giacosa, 38, 10125 Torino, Italia;
  • Giuseppe Ciardella Collège des Ingénieurs Italia, Via Giuseppe Giacosa, 38, 10125 Torino, Italia;
  • Giuseppe Governale Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Torino, Italia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1935-0575
  • Isotta Morfini Collège des Ingénieurs Italia, Via Giuseppe Giacosa, 38, 10125 Torino, Italia;

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2020.1054

Keywords:

Cultural tourism, local communities, culture, tourism

Abstract

Cultural tourism is the idea that a place’s cultural perception has enough value to make it a destination for travel. Communities characterized by a high level of cultural development are usually associated with a high level of satisfaction about living conditions and wealth. In this research, we postulate that the creation and development of the cultural attractions of a place to attract tourists also have a positive impact on the life condition of the local community, not only for increased money availability but also for a change of inhabitants’ mind-set. Case study methodology has been used to support the hypotheses.

Published

2020-12-28

How to Cite

Destefanis, A., Angelini, L., Borlizzi, D., Carlucci, A., Ciardella, G., Governale, G., & Morfini, I. (2020). Cultural tourism development and the impact on local communities: a case study from the South of Italy. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 4(2), 19-24. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2020.1054

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Original Articles