The Tourist-Religious Mobility of the “Silver-Haired People”. The Case of Pietrelcina

La Rocca, Rosa Anna and Fistola, Romano (2018) The Tourist-Religious Mobility of the “Silver-Haired People”. The Case of Pietrelcina. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment (2). pp. 67-84. ISSN 1970-9870

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This study deals with religious tourism as a particular social and cultural activity attaining high levels of interest also in the scientific context. Within this form of tourism, the segment of “senior travelers” plays an important role considering the increase of the population aging phenomenon. Although there is not yet a unique and shared definition of senior tourism, it is possible to outline some characteristics to define this specific form of use of the urban system. The case study of Pietrelcina (BN) in Campania has been considered as a meaningful example of international religious pole connected to San Pio cult. In this regard, the study is aimed to explore the possibilities of defining territorial strategies for the promotion of territorial resources. The main objective of this study is to overcome the sectorial approach, based on the “mono-pole supply” (the organization of tourist flows “exclusively oriented”, centralized in the most popular destination), suggesting a systemic-territorial supply reconfiguration aimed at improving the accessibility to older slow tourism. The study, thus, proposes a reconfiguration of the territorial organization in order to prefigure a systemic territorial-supply aimed at improving particularly accessibility referred to older slow tourism. Slow tourism as innovative form of territorial use could improve the relationship between tourism and territory that was the original sense of pilgrimage.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 2018. SIET Elderly mobility
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elderly; Silver Tourism; Territorial Tourism Accessibility;
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 09:58

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