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

Winter School 2023

Together with the Università di Pisa, the aim of this Winter School “A new Grand Tour in Tuscany. Tourism between heritage, knowledge and digital media” (February 13 – 18, 2023) is to offer, in one of the most attractive environmental, monumental and landscape contexts in Italy, a highly educational experience. You can apply now!

Photo: Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (UNESCO World Heritage Site) photo CC University of Pisa – UniPi

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.


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