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Italy at World Travel Market - 6-8 November 2023

Italy at World Travel Market - 6-8 November 2023

Location: Piazza Italia, stand N2-210


11:00 - Inauguration of Italy stand

Join us for the official inauguration with the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Daniela Santanche’ and S.E Italian Ambassador in the UK, Inigo Lambertini.

11:15 - Press Conference by Minister of Tourism, Daniela Santanche’


11:45 - Tour of the Italy stands

Embark on a guided tour of Italy stands with the Minister and other authorities.

14:00 - Emilia Romagna press conference

Discover exciting news about the “Tour de France” starting in Emilia Romagna in 2024 and its impact on bike tourism.

15:30 - Sicily press conference

Learn about Sicily’s strategy to increase off-season tourism and when it will be implemented. Featuring Ms. Elvira Amata, Councillor for Tourism, Sport and Entertainment and Ms. Maria Concetta Antinoro, Director General of the Department for Tourism, Sport and Entertainment of the Sicily region.

17:00 - Comune di Roma press conference: “Rome, the Capital of Great Events: enjoy sports, live music, fashion and culture!”

Explore Rome’s plans as the “Capital of Great Events” encompassing sports, live music, fashion, and culture with Mr. Alessandro Onorato – Councillor for Events, Tourism, Sport and Fashion of the Municipality of Rome. The press conference will be followed by an aperitif.


10:30 - Piedmont Region and City of Turin press conference

Learn about “Via Francigena for all” focusing on making tourism accessible and inclusive. With speakers Beppe Carlevaris, President of the Board of Directors of Visit Piemonte and Marcella Gaspardone of Turismo Torino and its province Tourist Board.

12:00 - Piedmont Region “Connect Route Development”

Discover the 20th edition of the “Connect Routes Development Forum” to be held in Turin in 2024 and updates on the Piedmont Triad International Airport offering. Speakers include Beppe Carlevaris, Director of Turin Airport (tba), Anna Milanese, Cuneo Airport Director and Karin Butot, CEO of The Airport Agency.

Refreshments will follow.

14:30 - Details TBA

15:30 - Municipality of Gerace in Calabria

Discover why Gerace - the historical smart villages are the new tourist destinations in Calabria. With Salvatore Galluzzo, Mayor of Gerace and Cosimo Caridi, Calabria Region Representative.

Calabrese delicacies and wines tasting will follow.


11:30 - Tuscany “Discover Tuscany with Other Eyes: Female and Slow Travel”

Leonardo Marras, Regional Minister for Tourism and Economy, Tuscany Region will introduce the press conference about discovering Tuscany through female and slow travel, before speakers Francesco Tapinassi, Director of Toscana Promozione Turistica, Clara Svanera, Communications Manager and Female Tourism Representative and Daniela Burrini, Destination Development and International Projects Toscana Promozione Turistica join the stage to delve into unknown destinations in Tuscany and holiday activities dedicated to females in the region.

Tuscan appetizers and wine will follow after the conference.

12:45 - Municipality of Gerace & Calabria Region Cooking Show

Join us for an exciting cooking show with Calabrese traditional ingredients at the restaurant on the Italy stand at N2 – 400.

Please do let us know if you are able to attend the above press conferences by RSVP’ing to [email protected] – we look forward to seeing you there!