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.
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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). The first […]
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. All the hallmarks of a cultural capital are there: artistic […]
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. The […]
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 Turandot Key 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! The […]
New travel photo competition to inspire a more...
by Kristyna Hemrova on 28 October 2019 at 15:56
Heritage for Planet Earth: celebrating shared values over virality and ‘likes’ It’s said a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, with a new travel photo competition from Life Beyond Tourism, a picture could also be worth a personal exhibition in the heart of Florence, […]
Life Beyond Tourism: a leader in slow travel and...
by Kristyna Hemrova on 28 October 2019 at 13:06
The “what,” “who”, and “why” Life Beyond Tourism – Travel to Dialogue behind ethical tourism philosophy Today’s world is full of mind-boggling marvels of communication and cultural exchange: in an instant, we can be in touch with people across […]
UNINET ERASMUS+ Project Steering Committee in...
by Kristyna Hemrova on 25 October 2019 at 12:44
In Warsaw, at the ICOMOS Poland Headquarter, on September 22, the UNINET meeting of the steering committee was held. The meeting was proceeding the first Summer School of the Erasmus+ project, that was held in the historical city of Lublin. Corinna Del Bianco, in charge of the contents of the […]
Life Beyond Tourism at Isa Topic Bologna
by Kristyna Hemrova on 25 October 2019 at 11:08
ISA TOPIC 2019/2020 FLUID IDENTITIES: HISTORICAL AND CURRENT REPRESENTATIONS AND PERSPECTIVES On the 24th of November at the University of Bologna the ISA TOPIC conference was held on the topic Fluid Identities: Historical and Current Representations and Perspectives. The Foundation was […]
LBT AT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL IN SHANGHAI
by Isabella Faralli on 18 October 2019 at 16:05
“The Hub” Hongquiao Tiandi, the most famous shopping mall in western Shanghai, will hold the Italian Cultural Festival that will last from the 18th to the 20th of October 2019. The Hub during these days will be full of cultural baazars and exhibitors in addition to the […]