STUDY TOUR in Veneto
23 – 25 May 2013
The Study Tour offered an opportunity to both partners' staff and elected representatives to experience first-hand highly important cultural tourism attractions (cycling tour, guided technical visits at a thermal wellness centre, the Waterway along the Riviera del Brenta, Palladio's architecture, Villa Contarini, Villa Giustinian, Villa Pisani, Villa Widmann, Villa Foscari, UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Venice, Vicenza, Verona).
Participants were familiarised with the issues on cultural tourism development and promotion linked to ten good practices on the ground.
During this event a mid-term review was undertaken in order to monitor the project's progress and results for partners' regional policies 17 months after the project started. Policy implications of the project achievements were distilled into a statement, the 'Citadella Declaration for Sustainable Cultural Tourism', prepared by Veneto Region and the host Municipality of Citadella.