INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP ON ROOT TOURISM
All over the world, in particular in the US, Canada and Australia, people of Italian lineage are trying to trace back their ancestors and deepen their knowledge of family roots. Very often they discover not only their own lineage and blood ties, but also get a deeper understanding of the Italian cultural background that is part of their personal heritage. Letizia Sinisi, together with her team and an entire community, assisted American film maker Bob Sorrentino in tracing part of his family’s origins in the town of Avellino.
Letizia Sinisi, who has been working for many years to build a reception system for Italian-descendants, providing the right skills and the most suitable techniques, is the owner of a company that deals with Root Tourism and author of the book "Root Tourism, an opportunity to restart with Rooting Experience Planning®”, a real manual, the first in Italy that offers technical knowledge and scientific methodologies useful for getting this type of tourism off the ground.
Sinisi can share her experiences with guides interested in promoting a new form of tourism, with an eye on the results of other countries, namely Scotland and Ireland, that have established and developed since the 1980’s return trips for their descendants