Accessible tourism is not only a social welfare matter but an economic driver and essential human right!
ALL NOW Accessibility for Leisure in Life now
About the Project
ALL Now creates and promotes a model of accessible European travel itinerary. It involves professional community of operators which work on acquainting the opportunity of accessibility in tourism by improving the approaching paths through overall accessible universal design.
The project contributes for the creation of accessible destinations, attractions, sites and tourism related services in order to raise the satisfaction level of travellers. The itinerary enables people with disabilities to experience local cultural festivals and folkloristic events in a real and high quality accessible way. Furthermore, the ALL Now project strengthens the management skills in the tourism sector and enhances the growth of SMEs, local communities and territories.
Destinations and attractions
Fano is a famous seaside resort in northern Marche, with ancient roman origins, boasting now important monuments of the Augustan era. Its historical town centre is full of buildings and monuments from Middle Age, Renaissance and Baroque eras. (www.turismofano.com)
Carnevale di Fano
Each year, the city of Fano (PU) is transformed into a Carnival, which is the oldest in Italy (dated 1347), featuring parades of giant floating paper wagons, masks, music, hundreds of pounds of sweets thrown by wagons and the final rifle where The Great “Pupo” is burned for a unique and unforgettable show. Today the Carnival of Fano is the most important event in the Marche Region and one of the first in Italy with more than 100,000 people. (http://www.carnevaledifano.com/)
Museo della Via Flaminia
The Via Flaminia Museum, located in the church of San Michele Arcangelo, near the Augusto Arch, is the primary point of orientation, the virtual “gateway” to the territory near the ancient Roman Consular Way. It is equipped with high technology multimedia devices made by the Polytechnic University of the Marche Region. They provide historical and artistic information, amazing images and immersive experiences.
Fermo is one of the most important cities in The Marche with its history as a city of learning and of cultural exchange on the Adriatic Sea. The city has preserved an unspoiled renaissance urban fabric, which can be appreciated, starting from the main Piazza del Popolo – among the most beautiful in the Marche Region – through a series of itineraries dotted with churches, noble palaces, courtyards and artistic portals. (http://www.comune.fermo.it/en/tourism)
Tipicità is the showcase of the excellences in the Marche Region, linking agriculture, tourism and culture into a great party of gourmets. With all the traditional delicacies in The Marche, this event provide the possibility to taste and buy some typical products as: organic beer, organic products, chocolate directly from the producers. (www.tipicita.it/)
The large underground complex of the great Roman cisterns, is an extraordinary archaeological building of 2.200 square meters, built in first century A.D. This huge water tank is made up of 30 intercommunicating rooms.
The 18th-century city theatre “dell'Aquila” is one of the largest and most beautiful in The Marche. It’s a prestigious building, enriched with the historical backdrops of Sanquirico and with the central fresco painted by Cochetti. The facility, as being one of the most highly regarded cultural assets of the City, is a venue for important events: from opera, to classical music and plays, in accordance with a centuries-long tradition which has seen its stage walked by some of the greatest names in international music and theatre.
Varna is one of the most visited cities in Europe by tourists who travel for pleasure and holidaymakers. Situated on the Black Sea cost, it is known as Bulgaria’s maritime capital. Region of Varna is well-known for its pure sands and the hot mineral springs.
Museum of Archaeology
Varna is the cradle of the oldest European civilization. In the city you could see the original artefacts of the oldest gold treasure in the whole world (4600 – 4200 B.C.). The most significant exponents in the museum are from the Varna Neolith necropolis, which was found during accidental construction works in the west industrial zone of Varna in 1972. The Varna necropolis soon turned into a sensational scientific find, the significance of which surpasses largely the limits of the ancient history of contemporary Bulgaria. (http://www.archaeo.museumvarna.com/en/)
Varna Summer Festival
This is the oldest music festival in Bulgaria and one of the festivals with the longest tradition in Europe. It is held every year in June-July. Today the festival is an important and prestigious forum for Bulgarian and international classical music. It can be seen a diversity of genres features opera, symphony concerts, chamber and choral music, cross-over projects, thematic series, International Summer Academy. (http://varnasummerfest.org/index.php)
Tall ships Regatta events
Varna’s port hosts different regatta events. People of all abilities can take part in the SCF Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta, including those with mental and physical disabilities, ensuring they are over the age of 15. Trainees may join for one or both of the race legs, as all ships entering the Regatta are particularly encouraged to recruit trainees between the ages of 15 and 25.
Sozopol is an ancient town and a seaside resort, located at 35 km south of Bourgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The town established itself as a trade and naval centre in the seventh century BC. Ruled in turn by the Byzantine Empire, Bulgarian Kingdom and Ottoman Empire, Sozopol was assigned to the newly independent Bulgaria in the 19th century. The architecture of the houses in the old town from the Bulgarian Renaissance period makes it a unique place to visit. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country, known for the Apollonia art and film festival which takes place in early September.
Apollonia Art and Film Festival
The festival has been annually held since 1984. The visitors could enjoy more than 70 events from music (jazz, classical etc.) to theatre, and dance to film as well as art at stages all over town.
Dessau is a city in the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt. The name Martin Luther is inseparably connected to the federal state, where the great reformer was born, lived and died. From there the reformation went around the whole world, and to this day it influences many lives and customs. The Luther Memorial Sites in Luther Cities Wittenberg and Eisleben were declared by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity.
The Campusfest Dessau offers visitors numerous cultural highlights and brings the campus life closer to the visitors of the university. In numerous interesting exhibitions and activities, students' work and projects provide a broad insight into the various fields of study. In addition to creative workshops and participatory activities that the students offer, everyone is invited to sporting activities too. Studios, workshops and artist’s workshops are open and invite the visitor to take a look at several demonstrations in the robot laboratory and the experimental building of building 05. Along the Bauhausstrasse and at the seminar place, the visitor can find advice on questions about studying, academic exchange or further education. The beach bar of the student council of the AG culture spreads a summery flair. The Haiti Project Team, the Café am Campus and the Wörlitz Brewery provide many treats.
Different bands and live acts on the stages at the Bauhausstraße and the seminar place promise Good moods until late into the night as well as the aftershow party in the cafeteria.
Brahm und Tschaikowski Concert
The „Anhaltisches Theater Dessau“ is one of Europe's largest stage houses in a unique cultural landscape between World Cultural Heritage, Luther, Bauhaus and Gartenreich. The Theatre has a wide offer of music theatres, concerts, drama, ballet and puppet theatre. One part of the various programme are the Brahms und Tschaikowski-Concerts, which takes place several times a year in the Marienkirche near the actual theatre. Music enthusiasts then come from all over the world to the city of Dessau in Saxony Anhalt. (http://anhaltisches-theater.de/konzerte_kammermusikverein_201617 )
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This page is part of the project All Now which has received funding from the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020)