2017, International Year of Sustainable Tourism as declared by the ONU, opens the door to IT.A.CÀ Migranti e Viaggiatori (IT.A.CÀ Migrants and Travellers), the first and only Italian festival of responsible tourism.
At its 9th edition, from May to October the festival will be involving 10 different Italian cities of Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Piemonte and Trentino regions: each-one featuring events with different themes, based on the specific characteristics of their territory.
From 19 to 28 May 2017, IT.A.CÀ will open in Bologna - birthplace of the festival and the city where last-year edition registered 5,000 visitors - closely followed by Ferrara, Padua, Ravenna, Rimini, Trentino region, Reggio Emilia, Parma, Rovigo and Monferrato.
In Bologna, IT.A.CÀ 2017 will open with an international conference (19 May at 9.30 am, Sala Stabat Mater – Biblioteca Archiginnasio) on the theme Bologna Metropolitan City Destination and on the strategic policies, at the presence of the Bologna mayor, Virginio Merola, other institutional authorities, and experts. The first weekend IT.A.CA will be at Serre dei Giardini Margherita with a programme of home-sharing (May 20-21), in collaboration with Local Pal and Kilowatt. Afterwords, for ten days: workshops, book presentations, film screenings, performances, labs both for adults and children, and many tourist itineraries on foot, by train, and by bike, which will make people become tourists in their own city and region.