Sustainable tourism: Trevi's "Festivol" joins EU project
Perugia - Festivol, an event that has been held at the end of October in Trevi (Umbria) for over 10 years to celebrate newly pressed oil, is regarded as one of the best examples in Europe of sustainable tourism promotion. It is now part of the European "Interreg Mediterranean - Med Fest" cooperation project for promoting traditional knowledge and local agricultural production and consumption techniques and for expanding the traditional tourism offer.Trevi, the Olive Oil Capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site Candidate for its olive grove region (along with other municipalities in Umbria), contributes to this project with the added value of "extra virgin olive oil" and "black celery", which are the distinctive products of this territory."Festivol," the Municipal Councilor for Tourism, Environment and Agriculture, Stefania Moccoli, explains "will help develop new sustainable gastronomic experiences, which in this project will consist of local producers and traditional and genuine food tourism products that respect the environment and attract tourists." With this project, a common strategy will be developed for integrating gastronomic heritage in the sustainable development of the MED territories, which will be tested through experiments to be carried out in the pilot areas concerned.Those involved will be professionals in the gastronomy sector (restaurateurs, producers and organizers of events promoting local gastronomy), but also administrators, policy makers and other key players in the development of the local area, with the aim to ensure a more efficient and sustainable management of food tourism in the Med region.