Longobardia virtual region

The Virtual Region Longobardia is ideally made up of the territories crossed by the itinerary "Longobard Ways across Europe", officially nominated for the inclusion among European Cultural Routes promoted by the Council of Europe. It is a new tourist-cultural product rich in historical, environmental and ethical values.

It’s important consider that the tourist demand is undergoing a great technological transformation. The requirement for a strong technological basis, the only option which can actually give a comprehensive picture of the Route and its tourist prospects and provide adequate guidance and support to potential visitors, has been very clear since the start of our project. 

That is why all activities were aimed at defining the territories involved in our Route as an ideal Virtual European Region which coincides with the form of a Destination Management System(DMS) able to promote the rich and varied longobard tourist proposal.

A Virtual European Region of which will be valorized:

  • the first phases of the formation of European Culture with relation to the evolution of Longobard Culture and its sources;
  • the visible and invisible heritage protected or produced by Longobard Culture;
  • the ecclesiastical heritage, in particular with reference to the Early Middle Ages;
  • the knowledge of the cultural origins and the significance of the historic and artistic assets of the Longobards, now with museum status;
  • the significance, contents and goals achieved by Longobard Culture in the evolutionary process from material culture to Arianism and Catholicism;
  • the contribution made by the Longobards to the spread of forms of worship that still survive;
  • the evolution of Longobard economic history with relation to archaeological and artistic research and to the evolution of the Territories.

 And a Virtual Region in which it is possible to favour, promote and develope:

  • multi-thematic and responsible tourism based on principles of sustainability and environmental compatibility;
  • projects for long-term multilateral compatibility in some priority sectors (scientific research, preservation and enhancement of the heritage), as requested by the Council of Europe;
  • cultural and educational exchanges among young people in Europe;
  • activities of artistic and technological development linked to the heritage and to nature.
  • the maximum coordination of cultural tourism and economic policies among public and private institutions and third-sector organisations;
  • the knowledge and promotion of typical and traditional local produce (agrifood, wines and gastronomic specialities, crafts);
  • the launching of new undertakings for promoting new employment opportunities;