The European Route of HIstoric Thermal Towns is one of over 30 Routes certified by the Council of Europe, all based ion themes whic are central to the cultural heritage of Europe. The Cultural Route Programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987 with the Route of Santiago de Compostela, and now, in 2017, it is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
On the ocassion of this important date, the EHHTA would like to share the inspiring interview with Stefano Dominioni, Director of the European Institute of Cultural Routes, published on the website Best Cultural Destinations. A vivid narration of the Cultural Routes Programme of the Council of Europe, a journey tohrough space and time to understand Europe’s shared and living cultural heritage:
Over the past 30 years, the notion of cultural heritage has evolved. Once thought of simply as a particular architectural or monumental object which needed to be preserved for future generations, the term now means an appreciation of a broader cultural and territorial heritage context imbued with its immateriality. This evolution has fostered a deeper understanding of the value of a culture and a place, and the meaning its inhabitants attach to its heritage, in both its tangible and intangible manifestations, spanning from churches to local traditions, and from architecture to landscapes.
Continue reading the full interview in BCD website: https://bestculturaldestinations.com