An important plus sign for the presences of Italians in Liguria was recorded by the agritourisms: “Compared to 2019, the presences of Italians in July increased by 27.4% (+ 75.61% in the Imperia area, + 5.16% in the Savona, + 26.54% in the Genoese area, + 24.35% in La Spezia) – explained the vice president and councilor for territorial marketing Alessandro Piana -. Local tourism and the rediscovery of our country have proved successful even in a year that saw an understandable decline in foreigners. I have repeatedly stressed and supported the non-stop work of operators in the primary sector during the pandemic in guaranteeing the healthiness of the products on our tables and as a driving force for the restart ».
Food and wine has been confirmed as another excellence of Liguria: “From the data of the 2021 Italian Food and Wine Tourism Report – added the commissioner Piana -, the experiences related to food and wine are relevant for 71% of people in the choice of travel destination, with a further growth compared to 2019 (in which accounted for 59%). The agri-food sector and its authentic rediscovery are therefore the driving force of the tourism movement, we do not export ‘only’ excellence, but reputation. That is to say the knowledge and flavors that distinguish us all over the world and guide the restart of the Liguria».
A positive summer also for Culture. Over 100 thousand spectators at the events financed directly by the Liguria region alone (48 in all) to which are added the hundreds of events sponsored and held in the various municipalities, well over the 500 budgeted.
«Davide Livermore – explains Ilaria Cavo, regional councilor for culture and entertainment – began the summer by bringing our National Theater in a co-production in Syracuse, inaugurating the Inda bill with “Coefore and Eumendi”, with the pride of the presence, on July 19, of President Mattarella too: a sign of a theater which is truly National and at the same time, with the ‘Congiura del Fiesco’, has been able to enter the heart of Genoa (over two thousand spectators, for a representation destined to remain a fixed appointment also and above all for tourists who want to discover the history of our city). Claudio Orazi, with the Carlo Felice theater, was the driving force of the Music Ballet Festival in Nervi, but he also brought his orchestra to various municipalities in Liguria, to play the role of regional theater that the Region has assigned to him. Luca Bizzarri arrives from a summer with over 50 thousand visitors in a Doge’s Palace directed by Serena Bertolucci who has had a further impetus to restart with the Escher exhibition which has already counted spectators and an important national resonance. This is coupled with the project to make the Palazzo itself an exhibition, an event, open from October, also in its “dungeons”, and with the new year in the theaters (in the final phase of restoration thanks to the financing of the regional strategic fund). Stories not isolated, but supported by the data of the Genoa Liguria Film Commission of a constantly growing trend: to date for this 2021 there are over 300 productions in the area with over 3500 people employed, 72 municipalities involved and a volume of activity that had already exceeded that of 2020 in June.All this is Restart cultura in Liguria, with the hope that in theaters and cinemas, thanks to the green pass, the limit of distancing can be overcome “.