GRANSASSO LAGA ICH
Gran Sasso Laga ICH aims to create an inventory of the intangible cultural heritage assets so as to consolidate cultural transmission to new generations and to promote original cultural itineraries by increasing the tourist attractiveness of the municipalities in the province of Teramo which were included in 2009 in the L’Aquila crater area (Arsita, Castelli, Colledara, Fano Adriano, Montorio al Vomano, Penna S. Andrea, Pietracamela, Tossicia) and, by extension, of those municipalities in the the provinces of L’Aquila and of Teramo which are situated in the crater area of the earthquake of Central Italy 2016-2017 (Campotosto, Castel Castagna, Crognaleto, Isola del Gran Sasso); finally, by geographical proximity also of the municipality of Basciano, located between the territories of Castel Castagna and Penna S. Andrea.
The project pursues its goal through the documentation, elaboration and dissemination of the intangible cultural heritage of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga through innovative, participatory and dynamic narrative strategies, involving people and stakeholders. It is, in fact, this heritage which can sustain the quality of life and constitute the utmost excellence of the territory, together with the monumental heritage that consecrates the other side of the cultural heritage, the realm of the tangible.
Gran Sasso Laga ICH is based on direct mediation, on the elaboration of a sustainable tourism protocol grounded on the real knowledge of intangible assets and on the local actors’ consciousness of a kind of hospitality based on sharing experiences with the visitor, on awareness of the dynamics of construction of the tourist activity.
Gran Sasso Laga ICH is an important result of a synergistic and complementary process of integration of public and private planning, of distinct actions converging towards the same objective, carried out respectively with the support of two different financial instruments for the seismic crater area, following the principle of the synergy of funds
(INVITALIA – Ministerial Decree 14.10.2015 and following modifications. ii. Circular no. 37630 dated 21.04.2016 – Intervention in the territory of the seismic crater in Aquila – Measure II Promotional Projects; CIPE – Development of cultural potential for the tourist attraction of the crater area, art. 11, paragraph 12, Decree 78/2015 converted by law 125/2015, lett. B: activation of activities and programs for the promotion of tourism and cultural services “, strand c – year 2017).