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Associazione Borghi Autentici d'Italia


Mr.:Ivan Stomeo
Country: Italy


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Borghi Autentici d’Italia is a network of italian little town. The project of Borghi Autentici d’Italia (authentic town of Italy) is to promote an economic development and to encourage local authorities to improve and restore small towns in order to bring out the best of the culture and traditions of the towns concerned. In this way the society has given its support to innovative proposals of providing hospitality to tourists while conserving and making the most of our national heritage and offering the best the local territory has to offer.


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Commitment Statement (ENG) 298 Koenpdf
Commitment Statement (IT) 308 Koitpdf


Fara San Martino (CH): built for the environment
Category: Other
Description: Politics and environmental protection developed by the Municipal administration and the local community have brought the small town of Fara San Martino (CH), near to the Maiella mountain, to the national fore for the protection of the historical-environmental heritage and for the promotion of a sustainable tourism. The care of Fara San Martino in favour of a urban quality that respects the environment has been carried out also with the adhesion to the Association Borghi Autentici d'Italia and pursuing the objectives established by the Association for Municipalities capable of investing in quality. Here follows a short review of Fara San Martino's benchmaks of excellence: - "Bosco sicuro" (Safe wood) flag: in the 2006/2007 six fires interested the Municipality; subsequently a plan for the mitigation of fire risk has benn implemented bringing Fara San Martino at the first place for the achievement of the "Bosco sicuro" flag. - Separate collection of rubbish: in this field the town has won two important prizes: gold medal in Abruzzo region and bronze medal at national level for the "Comuni Ricicloni" (Recycling Municiaplities) prize organizes by Legambiente. - "Bandiera Verde Agricoltura" (Green Agricolture flag): the Italian Agricolture Confederation has assigned this flag to Fara San Martino for its care and commitment in the environment protection and promotion of the territory. - On 2009, February 7th Fara San Martino has received the prize as "Better town 2008".


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Melpignano (LE): spot-by-spot town public lighting en
Fara San Martino (CH): built for the environment en
Sauris (UD): an example of quality policies en
Last updated at: 9 November 2016
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