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Napoleon loved coffee!

How Historic Cafés Route and Destination Napoleon meet? Well, history says that Napoleon Bonaparte was a huge coffee admired. And this is certainly a reason for the two certified by the Council of Europe Routes to begin a close collaboration! Napoleon Bonaparte loved coffee because, as he used to say, it brought him joy and…

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Turin: Certification Ceremony and Conference on “Historic Cafés Route – tangible and intangible heritage”

At the emblematic Gallerie d’ Italia in Piazza San Carlo, Turin was held the Conference “Historic Cafés Route – tangible and intangible heritage” on June 30, 2023. The Conference was a co-organization of HCR and the Association of Historic Cafés of Turin and Piedmont. At the same day, a Certification Ceremony was held at the same…

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Training Seminar for candidate routes applying for the “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe” certification

On friday 30th June, the Secretariat of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme organised a Training seminar for candidates applying to the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe certification in 2023. The seminar took place at Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg, which hosts the premises of the European Institute of Cultural Routes. Delivered…

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Certification Ceremony of HCR in Turin

Historic Cafés Route in collaboration with the Association of Historic Cafés of Turin and Piedmont is going to celebrate the second Certification Ceremony this year in Turin. Along with the certification ceremony, which will be held on the 30th of June there is going to be a very interesting Conference regarding the importance of Historic Cafes as…

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The Council of Europe certifies a new Cultural Route – Withdrawal of two certifications

On the occasion of its 2023 meeting (10-11 May, Luxembourg), the Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe (EPA) awarded the Council of Europe Cultural Route certification to "Transhumance trails and rural roads", bringing the number of certified Cultural Routes to 47. Transhumance trails and rural roads:…

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HCR signs Collaboration Agreement with European Fairy Tale Route

Historic Cafés Route and the European Fairy Tale Route, both certified Cultural Routes by the Council of Europe (2022) have signed a Collaboration Agreement with the aim of promoting and defending the tangible and intangible cultural heritage associated with products, places, traditions, and communities that have created European values. As the collaboration agreement states: "Historic Cafés…

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Switzerland: Sustainability Forum 2023 for Swiss Tourism

Switzerland recently hosted the Swiss Sustainability Forum 2023, which focused on the crucial topic of sustainability in tourism. Held on 31 March 2023 in Lugano, the event brought together scholars and practitioners from around the world to share research, practices, and initiatives, and to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the current state of sustainability in tourism. The event…

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