The Foundation was born with the fall of the Berlin Wall with the desire to bring closer young people from the Countries of Eastern Europe – Eurasia, no longer with the force of a coercive policy, but with their involvement for cultural reasons, inviting them to Florence as part of international working groups.
With this activity, extended today to 111 countries on 5 continents, the Foundation conceived the ethos Life Beyond Tourism, in order to offer a virtual platform for the mutual knowledge among cultures based on the fundamental elements such as: Travel, Youth, Interculturality, Cultural Heritage, Dialogue, Knowledge, Respect.
MissionContribute to the development of Peace in the World
InstrumentsCulture, science, applied research as powerful reasons for meetings, education, aggregation, understanding, particularly among the young, with Florence and Tuscany as international centres of culture and, consequently, centres of meetings among the Young.
ObjectivesTo favor opportunities of encounters among young people belonging to different cultures and Countries in order to enable their mutual knowledge and through this mutual understanding; to contribute to the development of friendship among Peoples.
OpportunitiesOrganization of international meetings;
Support to the Florentine and Tuscan Cultural Heritage;
Contribution to education;
Promotion, development, realization of initiatives, research, education, publications, awards, scholarships, etc.
Life Beyond Tourism
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News – Movimento Life Beyond Tourism Travel to Dialogue The official site of the Movement
Prato: From Textile Tradition to Urban Jungle
by Arina Gavrilina on 6 December 2019 at 10:48
Last 28 November the Life Beyond Tourism Movement organized the event “From Textile Tradition to Urban Jungle: The evolution of the City of Prato with its Industrial District and New Internationalization Opportunities”. Continue reading >> […]
International Conference “Future of Heritage...
by Kristyna Hemrova on 4 December 2019 at 15:23
12th – 13th March 2020 will take place in Florence at Palazzo Coppini ICOMOS – International Scientific Conference. As the main topic discussed here will be: The future of heritage protection – Threats, challenges, proposals. Continue reading >> […]
Costume Colloquium VII is coming
by Arina Gavrilina on 28 November 2019 at 16:43
Costume Colloquium is the conference focuses on clothing and fashion as elements of comparison and cultural exchange. The meetings unite those who make, wear, design, recycle, study, analyse, conserve, preserve, and love dress. Continue reading >> […]
The economic impact of tourism in Florence
by Arina Gavrilina on 27 November 2019 at 10:12
The phenomenon of mass tourism: the presentation of a study on the economic impact of tourism on the metropolitan area of Florence was held. The work took place on Thursday 21 November 2019 in Florence at the Chamber of Commerce Auditorium with the presence of representatives of the Centro Studi […]
Life Beyond Tourism – Travel to Dialogue for...
by Isabella Faralli on 15 November 2019 at 16:23
Today in Rome the first International Mention “Life Beyond Tourism Travel to Dialogue Movement” was presented with the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation during the Go Slow awards ceremony on the “Iter Vitis – Les Chemins de la Vigne” route that unites Portugal with the […]
Life Beyond Tourism presented in Durban at the...
by Kristyna Hemrova on 12 November 2019 at 11:58
The Foundation with its International Institute Life Beyond Tourism has been invited to contribute to two panels of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Summit thanks to its strong relationship with UCLG African section with its Academy of African Local Governments (ALGA). Continue […]
Life Beyond Tourism in Mozambique
by Kristyna Hemrova on 12 November 2019 at 10:59
On the 8th of November Corinna Del Bianco presented the Life Beyond Tourism Movement with the Spontaneous Living Spaces research project www.spontaneouslivingspaces.com – in particular its Mozambican case study focussing on the city of Pemba- at the University Eduardo Mondlane of Maputo, to […]
Discover Prato beyond textile tourism
by Kristyna Hemrova on 12 November 2019 at 8:15
A slow travel in the tuscan city of Prato beyond Textile. If it weren’t just a few kilometers from its far more famous “cousin” Florence, the Tuscan textile city of Prato would likely be a more sought-after destination. Continue reading >> […]
Cultural heritage to make bridges between nations
by Arina Gavrilina on 8 November 2019 at 16:58
In June 2019 Corinna Del Bianco has taken part at the UIA (International Union of Architects) International Forum in Baku. The forum was aimed to address some issues and problems stemmed from popularity of mass tourism such as loss of cultural identity, damage to heritage and so forth. […]
Join the crowdfunding campaign to restore the...
by Barbara Castellano on 31 October 2019 at 16:06
The Lost Costume: Join the crowdfunding campaign to restore the costumes from the première of TurandotKey costumes from the première of Turandot at Milan’s La Scala, presumed lost, have been found by the Textile Museum of Prato and belong to everyone: help us restore them! […]