16.03.2013 - 31.12.2015
San Marino’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, and the Italian Minister for Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport, recently signed a pact to jointly promote tourism both in Italy and San Marino. Pasquale Valentini and Piero Gnudi, respectively, officialized the agreement in San Marino’s Palazzo Begni on March 16th.
Secretary of State Valentini remarked on the Accord’s "double significance," saying that "not only is San Marino a valuable addition to the Italian tourism campaign, but that Italy’s collaboration holds immense value, as the large part of San Marino’s tourism flow originates from within Italy itself." According to Minister Gnudi, "The countries' partnership will be useful in highlighting the particular attractions that San Marino has to offer. With lower tourist numbers in Italy during 2012, Italy and San Marino can work together on new initiatives to bring more visitors to both countries."
Also involved in the signing were Gloria Licini, Director of the State Department for Tourism; Vito Testai, Administrative Coordinator for Tourism; and Andrea Babbi, Director of the Italian National Tourism Board (ENIT). During the event, Secretary Valentini honored Minister Gnudi with the decoration of Cavaliere di Gran Croce (Equestrian Order of St. Agatha). Meanwhile Licini and Babbi both signed the technical agreement between the State Department of Tourism and ENIT. The agreement will implement increased joint promotion and valorization of the beauty and majesty of both San Marino (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Italy, including on Italy's Official Website for Tourism, www.italia.it.