The territory of the LAG area has many resources arising directly from its rural and alpine character and is also diverse in terms of tourism possibilities within individual territorial areas, offering visitors a wide range of opportunities for enjoyment (naturalistic, wine, religious, enogastronomic, ethnographic, sports tourism). In addition, the proximity to the metropolitan area, favouring short but frequent stays, can be a strong point for promotion strategies that offer visitors a few days tour packages that allow you to move around within the area.
In tourism sector in 2014, the LAG area can count on 159 accommodations and 3026 beds especially located in the tourist-oriented municipalities of the Gran Paradiso National Park, but also in other valleys.
In addition to the conventional tourist accommodation, new initiatives are emerging in accommodation and catering sectors , with the creation of other types of accommodation establishments, like B&B, inns and agritourisms. In particular, because of the increase in tourists visiting the area in recent years, the number of agritourism between 2004 and 2014 has tripled (10 to 32). Many of them offer leisure and educational activities with practice of social agriculture involving three agritourism and some agricultural entity. There is, in addition, a day center for persons with psychiatric problems, that uses green therapy and could become an important player in co-production practices.
The general objectives of tourism sector are:
– To upgrade the infrastructures present in the territory, by connecting regional and provincial hiking itineraries with local ones and by integrating and diversifying the outdoor facility with interventions linked to sporting activities.
– To structure themed itineraries connected themselves to the regional and provincial hiking itineraries and relating to cultural, landscape and environmental amenities.
– To structure the tourist facilities for people with disabilities/at a disadvantage (not only disabled, but elderly, people with injuries, pregnant women, people suffering from food intolerances, etc)
– To structure the tourist facilities for use of hiking and outdoor infrastuctures and of themed itineraries (including those for people with disabilities/at a disadvantage) by the network of private operators.
– To identify and develop on the tourist facilities that are going to be created, integrated tourism products adapted to different target customers.
– To mobilise the potential of the architectural and landscape heritage of the area including them in the themed circuits that will be fostered.
– To stimulate in the agri-food sector the aggregation of the different sectoral operators, in order to promote the products both quantitatively and qualitatively, and also territorially, by connecting product image to the specificities of the places and to a widespread and accessible tourist enjoyment through initiatives of experiential tourism and social agriculture.