L’Aquila. A theater among people: guided tours by WelcomeAq and the Carispaq Foundation

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L’AQUILA – A theater among the people. This is the meaning of the theatrical guided tours that are repeated in the city during four thematic events organized by WelcomeAqwith the theater company Fenix1530 directed by Luca Basile and the Tour Operator “Hadrian’s Travels” and the support of Carispaq Foundation. Presented yesterday morning at the headquarters of the Foundation, the theatrical visits are a new way to promote the city with open doors, among people, in the streets, in the squares, in the courtyards to discover the history of the city of L ‘ Aquila and Italy accompanied by the protagonists of the stories told. The first experience, this summer with the program on the kidnapping of Moro was a success and kept the protagonists in suspense, with brigades which suddenly burst onto the front of the stage.

This time, the actors will guide visitors to discover places in the city linked to theatrical history. We start next Saturday November 5 with “Acte Ultimo – trial of the history of fascism and the Quercia operation” and with two series of visits at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; while at 6 p.m., at the Auditorium of the Carispaq Foundation (C.so Vittorio Emanuele II 196), there will be a conference by historian Walter Cavalieri on Operation Quercia. The program of the guided tour includes three other appointments: the On November 26, on the occasion of the International Day Against Violence Against Women, “Beatrice Cenci – la storia“, the December 10 “the Middle Ages”, to conclude the On February 16, 2023, during Carnival, with “Il Marchese del Grillo”.

Enthusiastic Ersilia Lancia, Councilor for Tourism of the Municipality of L’Aquila, who expressed his gratitude for the extraordinary closeness between the city and the foundation ”. On the initiative then: “I had the opportunity to meet these guys who are giving a new image to L’Aquila and tourism in the city. Tourism exists, it has resisted and wants to live this proposal which sees L’Aquila as a stage, a proposal of character, in the image of our city, which also testifies to the liveliness of cultural operators”.

Present the initiative Andrea Spacca by WelcomeAq and Luca Basile, artistic director of I Viaggi di Adriano. “These visits – explained Spacca – are complete events that help to rediscover the city. Tourists are enthusiastic about L’Aquila, with these routes we also give the opportunity to see buildings that are usually closed and it is also an opportunity for the inhabitants of L’Aquila”. Then the warning: “We are becoming a tourist destination and we must prepare”. Luca Basil recalls the success of this format in Rome: “The strength of the format is that the theater goes among people. The characters don’t introduce themselves, it’s a game between a guided tour and a theatre”.

The Carispaq Foundation promotes an innovative project in the field of experiential tourism: four appointments of theatrical guided tours in the city of L’Aquila

“This initiative – explains the President of the Carispaq Foundation Domenico Taglieri – was created with the aim of promoting tourism development as an engine for the socio-economic growth of L’Aquila and its territory, but also as a moment of socialization and aggregation for the community. Discovering the city through a new guided tour format that offers itinerant theatrical performances is also a new way of doing tourism by making the city a natural stage; they are shows that, inspired by historical facts and figures, lead the public to live an emotional tourist experience, certainly unforgettable. This is a unique initiative that draws new frontiers in experiential tourism, a sector in which the Foundation has invested heavily in recent months with specific calls to support innovative projects and training for tourism professionals. this domain. The project presented today is an experience that we intend to replicate throughout the province of L’Aquila and is part of the strategy to support the development of tourism in the region. In fact, next Monday, November 7, a meeting will be held to present our new call in the field of experiential tourism entitled “the emotion of discovering the cultural heritage of the province of L’Aquila”, the occasion will also include the effects obtained with the other tools to support this sector”.

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