The Republic of San Marino celebrates the European Heritage Days (25-26 September 2021) and the World Tourism Day (27 September 2021)
The “European Heritage Days” will be celebrated next 25 and 26 September, the world days of the European Heritage of the Council of Europe have developed this year on the theme “Cultural Heritage: ALL included”. On the following day, September 27, the UNWTO World Tourism Day will be celebrated on the theme “Tourism for inclusive growth”. For both recurrences we intend to recall the themes of inclusion and accessibility as envisaged in the objectives of the UN Agenda 2030 on sustainable development which see tourism implicitly or indirectly referred to in objectives 1 (no poverty), 5 ( gender equality 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reducing inequalities) AND 11 (making cities and settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable). Over the past 2 years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a enormous social and economic impact. Both developed and developing economies have been affected by limiting or even preventing social relations and the experiences of training and growth of people. The restart of tourism can help to relaunch economic recovery and growth It is essential that the resulting benefits are accessible in order to be widely and equally enjoyed in an inclusive manner for all. O, the United Nations agency for responsible and sustainable tourism, is committed to leading the global sector towards inclusive recovery and growth with the aim of ensuring that every part of the sector, including communities, minorities, young people and those who would otherwise risk being left behind, can participate in defining their own future and reap the benefits. In this perspective, the places of culture, as an expression of the history and experience of people, are fundamental for the knowledge of the past, for reflection on current events, for inspiration for the future. Particular significance therefore are the initiatives that the Republic of San Marino, with the celebration of the European Heritage Days and the World Day of Tourism in the themes of accessibility and inclusion, has intended in sharing with communities, associations and cultural depositories, traditions, knowledge and solidarity.
PROGRAM OF INITIATIVES 24/25/26 SEPTEMBER 2021 EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS – COUNCIL OF EUROPE The program defined by the Department of Tourism and Culture together with the Secretariat of State for Culture and the Secretariat of State for Tourism for the celebrations of the European Heritage Days will open already on Friday 24 September at 3.00 pm.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE PATH FOR MEDITERRANEAN19, BIENNALE OF YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOOL OF WATERS – 24 SEPTEMBER 3.00 pm Performative path to learn about Mediterranea19’s works at the venues: Ridotto del Teatro Titano, Piazzale Ex Il Montale Railway Tunnel, Porta di San Francesco, Antico Monastero di Santa Chiara, Museum of the Emigrant, Museum of Natural History (reachable from the Arnella coast) Meeting and departure from the San Marino National Gallery (for information and reservations 0549 888241 and [email protected] by 3.00 pm on 24/9) .
TACTILE MUSEUM – 25 SEPTEMBER at 12.00 At 12.00 there will be a toast offered by the Terra di San Marino Consortium at the installations of the TACTILE MUSEUM, at the Cantone della Funivia, to celebrate the European Heritage Day and the theme of “Tourism for inclusive growth “. The installations of the “Tactile Museum”, which can be visited and always and freely accessible by all, also allow blind people to learn about the history of some of the most important works of art, monuments and buildings in the historic center.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ROUTE FOR MEDITERRANEAN19, BIENNALE OF YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOOL OF WATER – 25 SEPTEMBER 3.30 – 7.30 pm It will be possible to get to know the works of Mediterranea19 at the main institutional offices: Cisterns of Palazzo Pubblico, Prima Torre, Galleria Nazionale San Marino and Palazzo Sums. Meeting and departure: Galleria Nazionale San Marino (for information and reservations 0549 888241 and [email protected] by 3.00 pm on 24/9).
TOURNAMENT OF CASTLES AND HISTORICAL COURT OF CROSSBOWERS AND SBANDIERATORI – 25 SEPTEMBER 17.00 Saturday 25 September from 17.00 shooters, flag-wavers, musicians and figures with their historical costumes will recall the era and the history of San Marino in the Middle Ages enriching the celebration of the heritage days . The traditional procession will parade from Contrada delle Mura to Piazzetta Titano and then continue in Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza della Libertà up to Cava dei Balestrieri and will end with a performance by the flag-wavers and with the race that will give away the title of San Marino Champion. Historic Center and Cava dei Balestrieri from 5.00 pm. ITINERARIES IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER – 26 SEPTEMBER 9.00 and 14.00 For Sunday 26 September two free guided tours have been organized, with an itinerary accessible to all, to places and monuments of the historic center lasting 1 hour. Itinerary 1 9.00 am: “Water, Earth and Stone: the three elements that have characterized the development of our community” starting from Piazzetta del Titano towards Giardino dei Liburni, Cava dei Balestrieri, Cantone / Tactilia, Pianello. Meeting and departure at 9.00 am in Piazza Titano, duration 1 hour (no reservation required). Itinerary 2 2.00 pm: “Palazzo Pubblico and Basilica: history and anecdotes on the two symbolic buildings of the Republic”. Meeting and departure at 2.00 pm in Piazza Titano, duration 1 hour (reservation not necessary).
TALKED WALK – 26 SEPTEMBER 10.15 and 15.15 For Sunday 26 September the narrated walk “Il Crinale del Monte Titano” is scheduled: guided soft-trek on a mixed tourist / excursion route starting from Pianello, then Prima Torre, Passo delle Streghe, Second Tower, Third Tower, Tanaccia, Montale Gallery with the aim of discovering the magical places Meeting and departure at 10.15 and 15.15 from Pianello, duration of the tour 90 minutes, low difficulty (no reservation required).
INAUGURATION OF THE WAY OF SAN FRANCESCO – OPEN MONASTERIES – 26 SEPTEMBER 10.15 am Inauguration at 10.15 of the Camino di San Francesco (length about 10 km, altitude difference about 450 m, travel time 3 hours, excluding stops) from the Church of San Francesco in Montemaggio : packed lunch and guided tour of the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate (the return, by reservation only for a limited number of 30 seats, is scheduled by BUS around 4.30 pm – info and reservations 0549 882914 and [email protected] cmq)
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ROUTE FOR MEDITERRANEAN19, BIENNALE OF YOUNG ARTISTS SCHOOL OF WATER – 26 SEPTEMBER 10.30-13.30 It will be possible to get to know the works of Mediterranea19 at the main institutional offices: Cisterns of Palazzo Pubblico, Prima Torre, Galleria Nazionale San Marino and Palazzo Sums. Meeting and departure: Galleria Nazionale San Marino (for information and reservations 0549 888241 and [email protected] by 5.00 pm on 25/9).
CONCERT OF THE MILITARY BAND – 26 SEPTEMBER 17.00 The celebrations will close on Sunday 26 September at 17.00 with the performance of the Military Band of the Republic of San Marino in the Cava dei Balestrieri. FREE MUSEUMS – 25 and 26 SEPTEMBER On 25 and 26 September, in addition, access to the State Museums (State Museum, First and Second Tower, Palazzo Pubblico, Pinacoteca San Francesco, Galleria Nazionale) will be completely free from 9.00 to 17.00 and at the Museum of the Emigrant and the Study Center on Emigration (from 10.00 to 18.00).
27 SEPTEMBER 2021 WORLD TOURISM DAY – UNWTO UPDATE AND PRESENTATION OF THE LOVELY PLACES BRAND 27 SEPTEMBER 10 am The development of the TTT Project – Sustainable Tourism Development Project and the realization of the routes promoted by the new website www.thelovelyplaces.com will be at the center of a online event with virtual ribbon cutting by the Secretary of State for Tourism Federico Pedini Amati followed by the simultaneous activation at 10.00 on 27 September 2021 of the web pages and links to the promotional contents prepared by the Municipalities of the Regions Emilia Romagna and Marche and the San Marino Castles participating in the project.
PRESENTATION OF THE CANDIDATURE OF THE CASTLE OF MONTEGIARDINO TO THE BEST TOURISM VILLAGES BY UNWTO PROJECT – 27 SEPTEMBER 18.00 At the Castle of Montegiardino at 18 of 27 September the candidacy of the only San Marino Castle for the Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO project will be presented with which data will be a worldwide recognition to rural villages which, with a population of less than 15,000, are characterized in terms of: cultural and natural resources, promotion and conservation of cultural resources, economic sustainability, social sustainability, environmental sustainability, tourism potential and development and integration of the value chain, governance and priorities of tourism, infrastructure and connectivity, health, safety and protection.
FREE MUSEUMS – 27 SEPTEMBER On 27 September, access to the State Museums (State Museum, First and Second Tower, Palazzo Pubblico, Pinacoteca San Francesco, Galleria Nazionale) will be completely free from 9 to 17 and to the Emigrant Museum and the Center Studies on Emigration (from 10.00 to 18.00). San Marino, 21 September 2021
Culture and Tourism Secretariat