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A New Grand Tour in Tuscany. Tourism between Heritage, Knowledge and Digital Media

Organized by the University of Pisa (Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge and Degree Course in Tourism Science) and and the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites of USI – Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland), with the organizational support of Museo della Grafica and Sistema Museale di Ateneo (University Museum System), the Winter School is aimed at students, scholars and professionals.
Participants will have the opportunity to follow lectures held by scholars and experts in a broad interdisciplinary perspective, to meet and to dialogue with local stakeholders to learn about best practices and critical issues in the management of tourist ows, in the organization of major events and in the enhancement of artistic and cultural heritage.
They will have the opportunity to experience firsthand, on an intellectual and sensorial level, the possibility of a new Grand Tour in an unexpected Tuscany.

Visits and experiences:

  • Pisa and its territory: Piazza del Duomo (UNESCO WHS), monuments and museums, Golf Club in Tirrenia, Calci Charterhouse, Tuscan villages (Lajatico), Casciana Terme and its Thermal Centre.
  • Lucca and its territory: the city of Lucca, its museums and its great events.
  • Traditional food and drinks.
  • Viareggio and its famous Carnival.


To offer, in one of the most attractive environmental, monumental and landscape contexts in Italy, a highly educational experience exploring the relation between tangible and intangible heritage, tourism and digital media.

Who can apply

Students, scholars and professionals.



Program Intensity



Admission Requirements

No specific background is requested.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The maximum number of participants is set to 20.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT for students coming from non-Shengen area countries*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational Letter

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page)




1000 euro

(750 for tuition fees + 250 euro for accomodation costs)

NOTICE: Lodging will be in double rooms at Residence Le Benedettine in Pisa. Extra costs for single rooms are charged to the participants.


Pay fees by Debit/Credit Card or PayPal online using the following form filling it with all the required data:

PagoPA - Payment Form 


  • International students without Italian Tax Code: please tick the box 'Anonymous' in order to disable the field 'Italian personal ID/VAT number'.
  • Please type your NAME and SURNAME next to the pre-filled text of the field 'Reason'
  • Please pay only after receiving the admission letter
  • NOTICE: Both tuition fees (750,00 euro) and accomodation costs (250,00 euro) are included in the total amount


Please write to the coordinator for further details


13 - 18 February 2023

Application Deadline

6 January 2023


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Ultima modifica: Ven 10 Feb 2023 - 13:07

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