Reggio Apennines, sport: 20,000 attendances are expected

More than 20,000 visitors are expected in the Apennines this summer for sporting events

“A mountain of sport.” It is not just a slogan, but an effective summary of what awaits the Apennines during the summer months: a series of high-level events, many of them national or even international, that represent an extraordinary vehicle of promotion. of the territory. Promotion that is expressed in extremely specific terms: until next autumn more than 20,000 attendances linked to large and small sporting events are expected throughout the territory of the Unione Montana dell’Appennino Reggiano.

To illustrate the main ones and their impact on the territory, the head of the political secretariat of the presidency of the region of Emilia-Romagna, Giammaria Manghi, the president of the Union and mayor of Carpineti, Tiziano Borghi, spoke at the Castelnovo Bismantova Theater no. Monti, Councilor for Tourism of the Union of the Apennines and Mayor of Ventasso Enrico Ferretti, the Mayor of Toano Vincenzo Volpi, the Councilor for Tourism of Castelnovo and Monti Chiara Borghi and other administrators representing all the municipalities of the Apennines.

“The Emilia-Romagna Region considers sport an asset of extraordinary importance for the development of the territory,” said Manghi. “What we are witnessing this year in the Apennines is an unprecedented concentration of major events, which in terms of announced attendance represents an undoubted success: the Region directly supports some of the main events, such as the World Enduro Championship in Carpineti, the meetings. of the selections of the Italian Sports Federation for the Deaf in Castelnovo ne ‘Monti, the Italian Ruzzola Championships, a traditional game rooted in the territory, in Toano and Carpineti, the CSI National Athletics Championships in Castelnovo ne’ Monti and the regional meeting of Fidal. always at the Centro Coni, the mountain bike stage race, an international competition, the 50th Grandfondo Matildica which this year is also the European Cycling Amateur Championship. Talking about 20,000 attendances in the Apennines in the coming months, means highlighting the result of a work that has been carried out for years in the equipment of the plants, in the qualification of paths to nature, in the promotion of the mountain as a place of choice for sports, but also in services essential elements that complete the territorial offer such as the Hospital Sant’Anna, whose professionalism, for example, was fundamental for the designation of Castelnovo as the Federal Pilot Center of the National Federation of Deaf Sports. From this work, it is necessary to build the future, in synergy between the local bodies, the Region, the sports associations and also the entrepreneurs of the hospitality sector to expand and further qualify the offer “.

Manghi also stressed that the financial commitment of the Region for all these activities is around 200,000 euros.

“We thank the Region – adds the President of the Union, Tiziano Borghi – with whom the collaboration to achieve results of this level is essential. In a few days in Carpineti we are preparing to host one of the main events of this summer, the enduro world championship, which will only take about 10,000 people to the mountains in the space of three days. Hosting such international initiatives also tests us as a host system at the organizational level, and will help us grow. I am also grateful to all the sports associations that are a great heritage of our territory, formed by people who dedicate commitment and passion, involve young people, make the mountain grow ”.

Vincenzo Volpi added that “among the planned initiatives are some that promote the traditions rooted in the Apennines, such as the game of tumbling or tumbling: the Italian championships will be played in the fields of Toano and Colombaia di Carpineti, and will attract fans of This game is part of the Italian Federation of Traditional Sports, recognized by Coni, and in the Apennines has many practitioners, even young people, who participate in competitions that from spring to autumn also take place outside the region. It is a beautiful movement, which also reminds us of our history, and the wide range of sports that can be practiced in the facilities of the Apennines, but also in the natural environment for
outdoor activities “.

Enrico Ferretti, Councilor for Tourism of the Union, emphasized the potential of the ridge in a year-round tourist-sports proposal: “We have the potential to be attractive in all four resorts, thanks also to the ski resorts and We are also looking forward to the ice rink, in which we are working on an important implementation to make the rink accessible also for people with disabilities, also in view of a possible designation as the national federal center of the Italian Sports Federation. “Ice. Then in the spring, summer and fall with trails, mountain bike trails, gyms and outdoor fields. The ridge is fully embedded in this kind of offer that really involves the whole of the Apennines.”

Finally, Chiara Borghi recalled “the path of Castelnovo ne ‘Monti Paese for sport, started many years ago and today allows us to have structures such as the Coni center, the multifunctional center Onda della Pietra, football fields, tennis, basketball, gyms.Obviously, Castelnovo acts as a reference for different major events thanks to these facilities and accommodation, but it is a task that we carry out in line with all the municipalities of the Union, and that each “In this sense, we are playing an important role in the future of the territory, with very positive results.”

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