In recent days, the Italian Government has approved the Law that defines the adoption of one or more Decrees on tourism, which will then be adopted on a proposal from the President of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Education, Mipaaft (Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Tourism), the MEF (Ministry of Economy and Finance) and other relevant Ministries.
The legislative measure provides for various themes and aspects that will be examined in depth, such as:
- sustainable tourism: the main aim is to maintain the cultural integrity, essential ecological processes, biological diversity and way of life of the areas concerned;
- health and spa tourism: the focus is on health care and the search for wellness, with specific health treatments and the assistance of professionally qualified medical personnel;
- rural tourism: the objective is the rediscovery of rural areas characterized by the cultivation, breeding and production of local food and wine products;
- experiential tourism: it is based on a tourist offer aimed at promoting and enhancing the trades that characterize the identity of each territory and that are recognized for their high artistic value, engineering and tradition;
- nautical tourism;
- religious tourism;
- sports tourism (especially given the recent award of the 2026 Winter Olympics in Cortina-Milano);
- ichthyic tourism: the aim is to enhance the traditions and culture of the sea, lakes, rivers and lagoons;
- root tourism: the attention is focused on the promotion and rediscovery of its roots by the communities of Italians living abroad;
- accessible tourism;
- the establishment of the National School of Higher Education in Tourism;
- the promotion of projects for slow mobility, such as cycle paths, tourist rail services and cycle stations.
The Government’s delegation on tourism also provides that in September, moreover, is expected to update and reorganize the tourism professions (Tour Guides, Tour Guides and Technical Directors of Travel Agencies).
Finally, it is intended to proceed with the adaptation of national laws with those of the EU, the simplification and reduction of bureaucratic burdens for the creation of new tourism businesses, greater transparency and the push on digital. In addition to the reference to the tourism professions, in Europe there is also reference to the revision of the classification of hotel and extra-hotel accommodation.