UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites 

Winter School 2024

It will take place from 11 to 18 February 2024 in Portugal, and is realized in collaboration with the University of Coimbra. It will consider how digital media can support the efforts of UNESCO Creative Cities in reaching the goal of the programme, focusing on the experience of some cities in the center of Portugal.

Our Mission

Established in September 2013, USI UNESCO Chair is committed to perform research and teaching on how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and digital media in general, can be effectively used to develop and promote sustainable tourism at World Heritage Sites (WHSs).

Open Access Chapters

We are happy to announce the publication of the Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and Digital Media, edited by Silvia De Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni, published by Edward Elgar: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788970082.


Subscribe to our newsletter 

and follow us on 

FacebookTwitter,& YouTube.




Adine Gavizzi at the Museo Túcume

Adine Gavizzi, our esteemed visiting researcher from the UNESCO Chair of Genoa, had the honor of presenting our Handbook on Heritage, Sustainable Tourism and digital media by Silvia de Ascaniis and Lorenzo Cantoni to the prestigious Museo Túcume. The museo Túcume,...

read more

Miguel Zamora on tourism management in Perù

On November 8th, 2023, at 11:30 in room 355 of the main building of Università della Svizzera italiana (via G. Buffi 13, Lugano), Miguel Zamora-Salas will give a presentation on his experience in planning and management of tourism in Perù, especially at the National...

read more

Digital Media and Heritage Tourism: a Map

On June 13, 2023, professor Lorenzo Cantoni has done a presentation titled Digital Media and Heritage Tourism: a Map at the University of Geneva, organized by the Centre Universitaire d’Informatique and the Confucius Institute. See the video of the presentation

read more