The tourism of the villages represents one of the emergent products of the tourism-nature and grows more quickly three times of that conventional.
The village, or small town, indicate an “inhabited center.” In the past years this name was usually reserved to the countries of remarkable importance that had a market and a fortification.
The village houses in the medieval period were formed around the city. They extended on the edges of the principal roads that met to the cities. The villages usually reached more elevated dimensions in comparison to the same city. The walls of the main center were often demolished and then rebuilt to incorporate the villages outside.
The villages represent communities that can still tell their ancient traditions, their styles and rhythms of life. The villages are a system of communities and territories strung together along the entire Italy, constantly trying to improve the quality of their territory in order to make life pleasant for their citizens and tourists who want to go there for a holiday.
They are realities that consider the community local as a crucial element of development. The community is a place, a cultural and human context, a synonymous of the good way of living, of traditions, of flavor, of a good social dimension; a community that opens outwards becomes an hospitable community.
To sleep in a typical house of the Carnia or the Alto Salento, to walk in a villageaccompanied by an inhabitant that tells the history and the characteristics of it, to eat a cake prepared by the neighbor…these are the peculiarities of a trip in more authentic Italy. What today counts for the tourist is the place. Not so much that “from postcard” but an essential alternative, a community and a way to live positive and distant from the city chaos and from the lack of social quality.
To such intention, the “Hospitable Community” represents an innovative model of sustainable tourism, a new formality to live the vacation that allows the tourist to become a temporary citizen of the places in which he sojourns. The Hospitable Community is a place in which the citizens, the administrators and the economic and public operators share a single strategy of reception.
In the hospitable communities, among characteristics residences absorbed in the historical patrimony of the villageand positioned in restructured buildings (where all the details and the architectural typologies are preserved and valorized), wine and food dishes typical of the excellence, splendid landscapes, folklorist popular parties, it is possible to live an authentic