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Did know that you can get honorary citizenship from the Terre di Siena (Siena’s provincial tourism board)? Citizenship entails signing a Sustainable Tourism charter. Here’s what the charter lists as an honorary citizen’s privileges:
- Receive full information about local activities in the community
- Receive detailed information that will allow you to select the very best of what is available in the local community, whether this be cultural activities or authentic local products
- Play a privileged role at any promotional activities organised by the Terre di Siena in the honorary citizen’s country of origin.
- Have the opportunity to give feedback on local projects and events.
Okay…no EU work permit or a free bottle of Chianti. But, it’s not a bad ploy to get tourists thinking about their impact on the world.
On that note, as Italofile continues to grow, we’ll do our best to profile “green” tourist options in Italy whenever possible. Here’s hoping all of us who plan to travel this year will leave a lighter footprint.
Photo © Terre di Siena