Archaeological expo Tourisma opens, starring Egypt

At Florence's Palacongressi Tutankhamun's virtual tomb

30 September, 15:19

    (ANSAmed) - FLORENCE, 30 SET - The eighth edition of 'Tourisma - Salone dell'Archeologia e del Turismo culturale', an event dedicated to archaeology and cultural tourism organized by the magazine Archeologia Viva published by Giunti at Florence's Palazzo dei Congressi has opened. It runs through October 2 with dozens of meetings, hundreds of speakers, stands, didactic labs, virtual reconstructions. The protagonists of the three-day event is Egypt with debates, labs and virtual reality to mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, the bicentenary of the decoding of hieroglyphs and the 150th of the representation of Aida at La Scala.

    Space has also been dedicated to the Etruscans with new discoveries in Tuscany (Gonfienti) and Umbria (Perugia) and projects of touristic promotion featuring the ancient civilization as the protagonist.

    Today Tourisma also hosts the Buy Cultural Tourism, a business-to-business workshop on cultural tourism, dedicated to client demand and tourism offer, experiences and cultural itineraries.

    "With Tourisma we are trying to propose a tourism of experiences - said Piero Pruneti, director of the expo - of reflection, study and documentation, able to offer us an experience that lasts all our lives". (ANSAmed).

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