The cultural places' valorization through new models of tourism

  • Sandra Leonardi Sapienza - University of Rome
Keywords: Sustainable Tourism, Hospitality, Scattered Hotel, Sustainable Accommodation, Turismo sostenibile, ospitalità, Hotel diffusi, Accoglienza sostenibile



Tourism is one of the country's main productive activities and sustainable tourism is one of the driving forces of new models of economic development based on the principles of Green Economy. The paper aims to focus the attention on new forms of tourism aimed at enhancing, integrating environmental sustainability of the landscape, cultural heritage and environmental resources by identifying their potential value and making them attractive.  


Il turismo è una delle attività maggiormente produttive e il turismo sostenibile è una delle nuove leve per lo sviluppo di forme innovative di sviluppo economico basate sulla Green Economy. Attraverso un’analisi on desk relativa a casi di studio prevalentemente italiani, si intende illustrare alcune degli strumenti innovativi di turismo sostenibile nell’ambito dell’accoglienza e della ricettività.

Author Biography

Sandra Leonardi, Sapienza - University of Rome

Sandra Leonardi graduated in Literature and Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome. Obtained in 2002 the title of research doctor in Historical Geography (XIV cycle - University of Cassino), from 2012 to 2017 was research fellow (Department of Modern Literature and Culture), taught Political Economic Geography at the Tuscia - University of Viterbo. At the same University held courses in 'Geography' and 'Landscape as a cultural asset' for the Faculty of Cultural Heritage. I taught six years in the second grade school and collaborates with geographic magazines and is a consultant for the geography, cultural heritage and landscape component in design studies and environmental protection.

She is currently a contract professor of 'Sustainable tourism and development of the territory' - Degree course in Management and development of the territory at the Faculty of Arts, La Sapienza University of Rome and Didactics of Geography at the Department of Humanities of the University of Rome Three.

She has dealt with geography and historical cartography, for some years she has been dealing with geohumanities, geography and technologies applied to cultural heritage, processes of capitalization and organization of knowledge.


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