Roots & Heritage Tourism in 2024 with Italian Tourist Board’s Emanuele Attanasio: Travel Weekly TV

Roots & Heritage Tourism in 2024 with Italian Tourist Board’s Emanuele Attanasio: Travel Weekly TV
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    This week on Travel Weekly TV we’re joined by Emanuele Attanasio, the country manager in Australia and New Zealand for the Italian National Tourist Board who caught us up on what’s hot right now in Italy!

    Born in Milan and living in Tuscany (with a stint in Australia in between), he has extensive knowledge of ‘The Beautiful Country’ and is your go-to for all things Italy!

    “We’re fortunate with Italy, or I am because we have such a diverse 58 UNESCO heritage sights across all the different regions,” Attanasio told us.

    This week we also discuss the latest trends such as the rise of bleisure and why 2024 is the year of ‘roots and heritage tourism’ plus some highlights to look forward to on the calendar including the Milan Winter Olympics in 2026.

    If you take anything from this Episode, let it be Emanueles clear love for Italy!

    Asked on his favourite Italian city, “I don’t want to upset anyone… but I love Rome because it’s one of those places that you don’t have to go to a museum to appreciate art,” he said.

    “Simply by walking around the streets of Rome, you have the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.. it’s a perfect destination.

    “But there’s a lot of other destinations that I love Lake Como in the North, the Dolomites and Sicily and Puglia.

    “There’s just so many.”

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