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Digital Atlas of the Paths in Italy: a new map

A new layout for the map of the Paths, now including also 500 points of interest among hubs, villages, natural caves, UNESCO sites, historic railways and gates

In order to further improve and simplify browsing the site of the Directorate General for Tourism, some months following The Digital Atlas of the Paths in Italy presentation, the general illustrative map, as well as every single path’s one, underwent a consistent restyling.

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La mappa dell'Atlante e i 500 punti di interesse toccati dai Cammini d'Italia

Map 2.0 on slow mobility paths and routes, can presently take advantage of a geo-localization of the places it crosses. It networks other tourist destinations, making available an important part of Italian tourist supply. A dynamic tool for travellers, tourists or just curious people, or that green, inter-modal infrastructure across the Beautiful Country still missing though needed. Especially for systematizing many projects promoted by the Strategic Plan for Tourism to relieve congestion in the Cities of Art and main tourist destinations, enhance different culture, landscape or food and wine traditions.

For a new kind of tourism: slow, sustainable meeting human needs.

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Dettaglio della Via Francigena e di Ivrea, 54esimo bene italiano UNESCO

Over 500 markers show the POI (Points of Interest) along the 44 paths fulfilling, up to now, the 11 requirements basic to join the list in the Atlas of the Paths.

The 10 Projects presently included in the Digital Atlas of the Paths of Italy concur to create a “spider web tourism”, harmonizing Italian cultural and landscape rich heritage by different forms of tourist supply, as villages, Food Year events, historic railways and natural caves.

A different colour indicates diverse Points of Interest (POI) in the new map: red, just marking Points of Interest, green for Intersection Points and grey for Access Points.

The red POI marker identifies locations referring to Projects:

  • Villages’ Year locations
  • Food’s Year events
  • Italian Capitals of Culture and alike
  • Historic and Monumental Cemeteries
  • Cave Cities
  • UNESCO and EDEN Sites

The green Intersecting POI marker detects the hubs shifting to other slow mobility Projects, as:

  • Cammini d’Italia (Paths of Italy)
  • Le Vie del Giubileo (Jubilee cultural Routes)
  • Binari senza tempo (Timeless Railways)
  • Ciclovie Turistiche (Tourist CyclingTrails)

Finally, the grey Accessing Points marker indicates the main gateways: railway stations, ports and airports in the National Mobility Integrated System (in Italian SNIT). A synergy between the Atlas of the Paths and the Special Tourist Mobility Plan (promoted by the MIT, Ministry of Italian Transport, a drawing of a coherent Mobility System in Italy), enriching the Digital Atlas’ nature itself and providing the citizen one more tool to find his bearings, by easily detecting the main Italian transport hubs.

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