Team

Patrizia Battilani

UNIBO Economic Historian, her research focuses on cultural heritage valorization, public history, and economic history. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Sidney (2013) and Glasgow (2018-19). She also served as Director of Studies, Bachelor Degree in Tourism Economics (2012-16). She has experience in participating and managing national and international projects as Head of CAST, the UNIBO Center for tourism study. She is responsible for the UNIBO Unit of the Interreg Italy-Croatia project Recolor.

Alessia Mariotti

Alessia Mariotti is an Associate Professor in Economic Geography at UNIBO and currently the President of the Rimini Campus. She headed the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism (Rimini Campus) in 2014-18. Furthermore, she is a member of the Ph.D. doctoral committee in “Architecture, Design, Planning” – University of Camerino, and Responsible for the University of Bologna of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, Development”.

Antonello Scorcu 

Antonello Scorcu is a Full Professor of Economic Policy at UNIBO. His research interests in cultural economics are focused on cultural consumption and on pricing and evaluation of fine art items. Co-founder of the European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, he has been a member of its Scientific Committee in 2001-2017. In 2013-16 he headed the UNIBO Rimini Campus. In 2018-21 he served as Director of Studies, Bachelor Degree in Economics, Markets, and Institutions.  

Fiorella Dallari 

Professor of Alma Mater (PAM) since 1 November 2018, she has been an Associate Professor of Political and Economic Geography at UNIBO, Rimini Campus, in the Department for Life Quality Studies. Her research activities are focused on tourism geography, economic-political geography and regional geography, such as pilgrimages, cultural routes, cooperation and sustainable tourism, heritage, social participation and citizenship, etc.  

Maria Laura Gasperini

Research Fellow and a Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism at UNIBO, she is involved in the management of several EU funded projects, such as rurAllure. Her main research areas are sustainability monitoring, rural development and transnational cultural routes.

Sandra Romano

Technical director and chief programmer of the digital research project “Thebarum Fabula”, she has a PhD in Classical Philology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and has been an assistant professor of Latin language and literature at the UAM. She also collaborates with the eXistSolutions team, developers of the open source and free publishing toolbox TEIPublisher, a standard in the field. She has also collaborated in some proposals about Ancient Thermalism.

Raquel Castelo

She has been a professor of Archaeology at the Prehistory and Archaeology at the UAM since 1991, and she has been the Academic Department Secretary since 2010. In the last few years, she has worked in the diffusion of women in History since Antiquity, and the inclusion of women in the diffusion of Cultural Heritage.

Silvia González-Soutelo

PhD in History at the USC and High Graduate in Archaeology from the UB, at present, she is a post-doctoral researcher “Tomás y Valiente” at the UAM and MIAS (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies -NETIAS-, UAM /Casa de Velázquez) with a project about Thermalism in the Roman Empire. Author and coordinator of 13 books, more than 70 articles and book chapters, she has participated in more than 14 R+D+i projects. Her research is focused on Architecture of Ancient thermalism and on Archaeological Heritage, as well as on the exploitation of natural resources (lapis et aqua) in Antiquity.

Miguel Gómez Heras

Lecturer at the Geology ad Geochemistry Department, his research focuses on the study of decay processes in stone-built heritage. He has expertise in creating and performing accessible outreach activities based on Universal Design for Learning, particularly geological field trips that won various international and national prizes, grants and funds. He founded and chairs the association “Ciencia sin Barreras / Science without Barriers” recognized by the NGO Zero Project as one of the best Innovative Practices on education in 2016.

Laura García Juan

Laura García Juan is currently a professor in the department of geography at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She is PhD in geography, degree in history and Master in GIS and database. She focuses her research activities on geohistorical source. She has been working on the reconstruction and simulation of ancient landscapes with historical and current cadastres. This work has been carried out in collaboration with national and international researchers.

Blandína Šramová

Associate professor of psychology, she works as a lecturer at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) and at the Thomas Bata University in Zlin (Czechia). In the course of her academic career, she was a leader of dozens of national research projects and a researcher in international EU projects. Her pedagogical and research activities are focused mostly on the application of psychological knowledge to the marketing and media practice. In the project rurALLURE she will be in charge of the mapping of the Slovak part of the Central European Way of Mary.

Tatiana Deptová

Lecturer at the Department of Marketing Communication with a primary specialization in the analysis of advertising communication with the emphasis on their potential and their limits in the marketing practice and ethics. She participated in 5 research projects, supervised more than 50 theses, initiated the “Circulator” project and works with students on creating promotional tools and campaigns focused on socially-oriented and non-commercial topics.

Luca Bruschi

EAVF director. Leading the EAVF since 2013, he has extended work experience in international organisations and public bodies. With a background in art history and tourism, he is a freelance journalist, consultant, and a hiking enthusiast. Among his publications there are numerous articles in Italian internet media and a book “Via Francigena – una Strada Europea”.

Elena Dubinina

RurAllure communication team leader, she is European projects and international relations advisor at the European Association of the Via Francigena ways . With her extended work experience in international organisations and academic background in cultural management, she oversees international relations and manages European projects of the EAVF.

Simona Spinola

RurAllure Communication Specialist for EAVF. She has a 15 years-experience in communication for start-ups and companies. She oversees communication and dissemination activities of the project.

Nicole Franciolini

RurAllure and EAVF Project Assistant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Linguistic Mediation (UNISTRASI, Siena) and a MSc in Sustainable and Ecologic Tourism Management (UPM, Madrid). With a wide background in tourism field, she deals with rurAllure and EAVF project deliverables in the field of cultural itineraries, heritage studies and slow tourism promotion. She also supports communication activities.

Elena Ventura

EAVF intern, Elena works for the rurAllure project support, assisting in the heritage mapping, identification of the points of interest along the Via Francigena and communication activities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Tourism Management from the Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands.

Don Raimondo Sinibaldi

Director of the Fondazione Homo Viator and President of the European Association Romea Strata. He is the creator of the Romea Strata project, promoted and coordinated by the Homo Viator Foundation. For thirty years he has accompanied groups of pilgrims in Biblical Lands as an official guide, having completed studies at the Vicenza Theological Faculty and the Jesuit Community in Jerusalem.

Aleksandra Grbić

Coordinator of the Romea Strata in Italy and of the European Association Romea Strata. She has worked in the accessible tourism field implementing projects for social inclusion. Aleksandra has a Master’s degree in Sociology and social research.

Silvia Cavinato

Communication Expert at Fondazione Homo Viator. She has a Master’s degree in History of Arts and Conservation of Artistic Heritage. She has been working for the Homo Viator Foundation in managing pilgrimages, communication of the Foundation and supporting the Romea Strata project.

János Mohácsi

Head of International Projects and Relations, He has been working for KIFÜ and its predecessor, the NIIF Institute since 2002. Being a network engineer his initial focus was on network development and later federated authentication and cloud services. He has continuously been involved in international projects and took on various planning and managerial roles in international organizations, like GEANT and EOSC. At present, he is the International R&D officer at KIFÜ responsible for all international projects and activities.

Ildikó Kádárné Kelemen

International projects and proposals at KIFÜ, Hungarian Governmental Agency for IT Development. Before joining the KIFÜ team she was a management consultant specialized in international business and worked in project management in the energy sector. Her work experience includes 10 years at MALÉV Hungarian Airlines, Dutch – Hungarian consulting firm, Madrid-based Accenture. She holds a degree in Tourism Management, Master’s in International Economics and an MBA.

Géza Dézsi

Software Engineer, the main focus of his work is to deliver high-end solutions based on PHP and cloud technologies

Ákos Lencsés

Data steward at KIFÜ, he has a strong focus on Open Science. He supports the WP7 activities and participates in WP3-related tasks. He was trained as a librarian and mathematician and received his PhD at Eötvös Loránd University. He was working as a librarian between 2002 - 2020, working at the Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ) at the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian Central Statistical Office and the Budapest Corvinus University.

Réka Vas

Cultural heritage specialist at KIFÜ, she is responsible for pilot tasks on the Transylvanian section of the Way of Mary for rurAllure. She has also been organizing events for over 10 years and works as a community manager. She has her first degree in International Relations and European Studies and a Cultural Heritage Protection MA at the Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca. She enjoys hiking and getting to know new places and people.

Ildikó Csepregi

She is a historian of religion, a medievalist, specialized in the formation of saints' cult and pilgrimage sites. Between her PhDs (Medieval history, CEU and History of the Mediterranean, Venice, Ca' Foscari) and joining the rurAllure project she has been teaching and researching in various universities and academic institutions across Europe and worked within international grant schemes (European Science Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Norwegian Grants, Marie Curie, ERC). She is also a hard-core mountaineer.

Jaime Solano

Founder and the CEO of GVAM Guías Interactivas SL, he has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE and a PhD in Information Sciences – Audiovisual Communication – UCM. He has been the managing partner of Dos de Mayo Multimedia since 1995 and GVAM Interactive Guides S.L., specialized in museum guiding and enhanced visitor experience. He has directed several Master degrees on ICTs in the audio-visual field.

Jaime Padilla

Technical director. Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Journalism from UC3M. His extensive experience in the company and in the market allows him to provide innovative solutions to each of the projects.

Cristina Ramos

Director of content production. She has a degree in Fine Arts and Art History and a Master's degree in Museography and Cultural Heritage Management from the UCM. She has 6 years of experience in content production and application quality control. Her knowledge in History and Heritage Conservation is an added value for the content department.

Mariano Neyra

Designer. Master in Graphic Design, web, accessibility and programming at CICE. Responsible for the design of images, videos and solutions for a satisfactory user experience in coordination with the content department.







Mario López

Technical Engineer in Computer Management at the UPM in Madrid. Project manager and developer analyst in projects for the management of incidents on highways in Slovakia and Chile developed for the company Revenga. Project manager and developer analyst for third-party projects at the company Megamedia / Mediaset. Backend developer analyst for multiple websites: BartalentLab, Codespa, Santander Tweeter API CRM. Chief Developer Analyst of the R&D Department of OKN version 3.0.

Ernesto Fernández

Double professional training degree in web development and multiplatform at IES Clara del Rey. With experience in the development of front end applications, both web and hybrid mobile applications. He is now responsible for the development of the company's interactive applications for museums

Alberto García

Operations and HR Director. He has been Head of Operations and Logistics at ADECCO, Transportes Ochoa and Temps, his extensive experience in equipment management and optimization allows him to have a global vision of the needs of each center both in implementations and in the subsequent management of the operation.

Ana Serrão

Responsible for the educational activities. Ana is also an executive coordinator of the street musical show “Um porto para o Mundo”, which enhances the history of the wooden naval industry sector and repair techniques of wooden ships in Vila do Conde, registered in the National Inventory of Cultural Immaterial Heritage.

Ivone Pereira

Senior coordinator of “Vila do Conde - um porto para o Mundo”, a project to promote the registration of the ancient naval construction and repair techniques of wooden ships in Vila do Conde, in the National Inventory of Cultural Immaterial Heritage. She is also responsible for the preventive conservation of all the museums and its collections, its environmental monitoring, plague control, etc. She is a graduate in Anthropology and postgraduate in Museology with the main field of research and expertise in the ancient techniques of wooden shipbuilding in the existing shipyards in Vila do Conde.

Maria da Graça Lopes

Graduated in Social Education, Social Intervention Technique, qualified in the field of Education, she worked in the development of socio-educational action projects, especially with children and youth at risk. Entering in the public sector in 2000, as a technician in the field of education, she has been collaborating in educational projects in prevention of early school leaving.

Pedro Miguel Brochado de Almeida

Graduated and master in Archaeology, Pedro coordinates the Archaeological Department of the municipality of Vila do Conde, since 2012, and apart from other interests, has developed work within the Portuguese Pilgrimage Routes, namely, the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela. He is the responsible of the municipality for the itinerary that crosses Vila do Conde’s region.

Rui Maia

Graduate in Heritage Management and Art History, post-graduated in Museology, master in Portuguese Art History and a PHD candidate with a research focus on artistic expressions of José Régio’s and Julio Saul Dias literary production. Integrated member of the TIH – Tangible and Intangible Heritage in CITCEM, he is a member of the Municipality Division of Tourism, Culture and Communication of the Municipality of Vila do Conde since 2020.

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Marta Miranda

The head of the Culture, Tourism and Communication Division of Vila do Conde’s Municipality, she is a graduate in History, postgraduate in Documentary Sciences - Library and Documentation with a Master's degree in History and Heritage. Senior Technician in the area of Library and Documentation, she has taught in teacher training and professional courses and is the author of several articles and papers on Local History, Library Management and Literature.

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Maria José Marques

Graduated in Documentation and Information Sciences and Technologies, she started her career working as document and archive manager. With her extended work experience in the Management of Information, and Documentation, specialized in the field of librarianship and archives, she is currently working with the archival description of the documental heritage of José Régio, mainly the epistolographic collection. She also cooperates in organizing guided tours and temporary exhibitions in the Municipality Museum.

Ole E. Wattne

Assistant professor at Department of design, faculty of architecture and design. He has been working with graphic design, information design and interaction design since 1995 and has been teaching in the fields of graphic design, information design, information architecture and wayfinding systems since 2006 on both a bachelor and master’s level. He is currently pursuing a PhD in design concerned with knowledge construction in the field design for wayfinding.

Gioele Barabucci

Associate Professor of Computer Science, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bologna. He was Marie Curie Experienced Researcher and later Managing Director at the Cologne Center for eHumanities of the University of Cologne. His main research topics are the design of knowledge and the evolution of information. He is currently working on the formalization of the concept of “document evolution”.

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Mari Bjerck

Associate Professor and Study programme leader of the Master in interaction design.

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Tone Woie Alstadheim

Senior Research and the EU Adviser.

Brigitta Buknicz

Project management specialist. Her tasks include coordinating projects and liaising with partners. She has been working as a volunteer at Mária Út Public Benefit Association for almost 2 years.

Gergo Bodor

Project management and IT specialist. He has been working at Mária Út Public Benefit Association for almost 10 years as a volunteer. He is responsible for project management, preparation, identification, and IT development.

Zsófia Galgócziné Szabó

Employed at the Mária Út Public Benefit Association for almost five years, she coordinates the tasks of the association, the infrastructure of the Way of Mary, and the volunteers. She also supports the organization of pilgrimage.

Katalin Szarvas

Freshly joined the Mária Út Public Benefit Association, Katalin works as a project management assistant, focusing on project coordination and translations.

Valentino Vranić

Associate Professor at the Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering STU. He maintains a long-term interest in interconnecting human and realization aspects of software development. He is passionate about exploring analogies between software development and drama and is interested in how computer science can contribute to arts and social issues.

Viera Borðoy

Project manager at FIIT STU. She is experienced in preparation and management of Horizon 2020 program and Interreg Central Europe scheme. During the past 6 years, she has been working for the two largest universities in Slovakia: Comenius University and STU.

Ján Lang

Associate Professor at the Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering FIIT STU. His research focuses on object-oriented analysis and design, software engineering, complex event processing, educational content engineering, applying software engineering principles in education and educational content modelling.

Eduard Kuric

Assistant professor at the Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering FIIT STU. He explores user experience, user behaviour analytics, user modelling, personalization, and human computer interaction.

Michal Kováč

Associate Professor at the Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering FIIT STU. He holds an MSc in software engineering (University of Oxford) and PhD in genetics (Comenius University). He was a lead data scientist at the University of Basel. His main scientific interests are in the domain of precision medicine, data science, statistical learning, and genomics.

Pavle Dakić

A PhD. student at the Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering FIIT STU and Singidunum University. He is specialized in software development solutions that are business-oriented in using different technics like SEO/SEM, HPC Systems, CI/CD, QA/QC, etc. His research focuses on designing high-performance software aiming at increasing user satisfaction in consuming and using digital content.

Juraj Vincúr

PhD student at the Institute of Informatics, Information Systems and Software Engineering FIIT STU. He explores the potential of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in education and software development. He also works with UX using ET and EEG technologies. He integrated these technologies with selected virtual and augmented reality headsets and developed his own, open-source, high-speed binocular eye tracking system.

María José Andrade Suárez

María Andrade is recognized as a leading scholar in the study of sociology of tourism, culture and heritage. She holds PhD in Sociology and a master’s degree in Planning and Territorial strategies in current society. Since 2010, she has been a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the UDC. María Andrade’s research is based in sociology of culture and sociocultural projects with a focus on Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Arts Tourism, Creative Tourism and creative and cultural industries.

Estefanía López Salas

Assistant Professor at the Department of Architectural Design, Urbanism and Composition, Universidade da Coruña (UDC, Spain). BA (hons) in Architecture (2009), MA in Architectural Restoration (2010) and PhD (hons) from Universidade da Coruña (2015). Her research is currently devoted to the study of Galician cultural heritage sites through digital technologies in order to face new art-historical questions as well as to promote the understanding of their historical and cultural significance.

Iria Caamaño Franco

Iria is a UDC teacher and researcher, member of GET research group. She holds a PhD in tourism from the UDC-USC-UVIGO. She also directs the summer course “An evolution of tourism in the framework of global society: challenges for its planning and management” and other seminars related to tourism and heritage. She is also Editor of the ROTUR Journal specialized in tourism. Her lines of research mainly focus on tourism as an agent of socio-economic development, heritage and tourism intermediation.

José Antonio Cortés Vázquez

UDC Assistant Professor, his work focuses on human-environmental relations, heritage studies and political ecology. He has mainly analysed the social and cultural changes associated with the introduction of environmental conservation policies, neural movements and environmental discourses. Hi holds a PHD and Master’s in Social Anthropology and has previously worked as a professor at the National University of Ireland Galway and University College London, Universities of Manchester and Sheffield.

Uxío Novo Rey

Technician on research support. He has been the coordinator of the Management Committee of Ferrol World Heritage Candidature. Member of ACAMFE (Spanish and Portuguese association of writers’ museums and legacy foundations) and AGPXC directorate (Galician region Professional Association of Cultural managers) in charge of internationalization. Member of Icomos Spain, Europeana and B.Creative network. He has been manager, consultant and cabinet advisor for some local and provincial governments and CCI enterprises on internationalization and EU projects.

Paola Zavonello

Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural Heritage and the Director of the Master degree in Tourism services design. She teaches Archaeology of Roman Provinces and Classical Archaeology.

Jacopo Turchetto

Researcher of Ancient Topography at the Department of Cultural Heritage, he teaches Ancient Topography and is responsible for the Ancient Topography and GIS laboratory. His research deals with the reconstruction of Roman and post-classical road networks and landscape organisation in north-eastern Italy and central Anatolia, and merges traditional archaeo-topographic and GIS-based approaches.

Andrea Meleri

Research fellow (GIS cartography and archaeological databases) at Department of Cultural Heritage, master's degree in Physics and Archaeology.

Maddalena Bassani

Since 2020 she is Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Iuav University of Venice. Since 2004 she has collaborated with various national and international Institutions: Authority of Veneto for Archaeology, Università Iuav in Venice-Centro Studi classicA, CNR-ISMAR in Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, École Française de Rome, Université de Lille. Her studies focus on Roman residential buildings and Roman religion, exploitation of the thermos-mineral sources during the Roman age; she also studies the Venice Lagoon from Antiquity to the Modern age.

Susana Reboreda Morillo

PhD in Ancient History from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1993). Since 1997 she has been a Professor of Ancient History at the Faculty of History at the Ourense campus of the University of Vigo and held various management positions (dean, director of the Student Area and vice-dean). She teaches in the area of Ancient History and over the last twelve years has participated in competitive research projects developing the line of women in Greek Antiquity.

Martín López Nores

Telecommunications Engineer and PhD from the University of Vigo. A professor in the School of Telecommunication Engineering, since September 2020 he has been deputy director of the Center for Research in Telecommunication Technologies atlanTTic. He was leading researcher of University of Vigo in FP7 project EXPERIMEDIA and H2020 project CrossCult, both dealing with information services applied to the enjoyment and dissemination of history and cultural heritage.

José Juan Pazos Arias

He is currently a Full Professor of telematics engineering with the University of Vigo. He is also the Director of the Services for Information Society Research Group, which is involved with project on information services for different areas of health care, culture and tourism, and receiving funds from public institutions and industry. He received the degree in telecommunications engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Manuel Ramos Cabrer

An associate professor in Telematics Engineering, since 2018 he is Vice-chancellor of Academic Organization and Teaching Staff of the University of Vigo. He is part of the Group of Services of the Information Society and the Interactive Digital TV Laboratory. His research topics are recommender systems, semantic reasoning and interactive applications design and development. He received his degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain in 1991 and his Ph.D. degree in Telematics from the University of Vigo, Spain in 2000.

Alberto Gil Solla

Telecommunication Engineer (1991) and Ph.D. in Telecommunication (2000) by the University of Vigo. Currently he is full professor at the University of Vigo, teaching in the Telecommunication grade. He is part of the Group of Services of the Information Society. His research lines embrace the design and development of intelligent systems for personalization of Internet and mobile applications, including automatic content recommendation with Machine Learning approaches.

Vicente Romo

Professor and dean at the Faculty of Education and Sports Sciences. His research interests include physical activity and its relationship with health, and how these parameters can condition the development of the territory and urban planning. He was a professor at the Universities of Granada, Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, and a researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has extensive experience in university management and has participated in European projects such as the Active Campus Europe.

Águeda Gómez Suárez

Director of the Equality Unit, she teaches Sociology at the Faculty of Education Sciences and Social Work. She has developed her research work on issues related to gender, ethnicity, collective action in Latin America, prostitution and masculinities. She directed eighteen investigations as Principal Investigator and published eleven monographic books, twelve book chapters and thirty scientific articles in indexed journals.

Sergio Arcay Mallo

Telecommunications Engineer graduated in the speciality of Telematics in 2020 from University of Vigo, Spain. Currently working with the rurAllure team, focused on the planning and recommendation services. Highly interested in projects related to improvement rural areas services by intelligent systems which provide better solutions for tourism, public transport and cultural heritage enhancing.

Reyes Riveiro

Communications Manager at atlanTTic, the Research Center for Telecommunication Technologies of the University of Vigo. She is specialized in corporate communication, social media management and digital marketing, thanks to her experience as a journalist in the media, advertising agencies and press offices of different institutions and non-profit organizations. She is member of the Association of Professional Journalists of Galicia.

Roi Martínez Portela

Employee at AtlanTTic. Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Universidade de Vigo. Currently working on a solution that offers public transport on demand to the rural areas of Galicia, aimed to improve the quality of life of their inhabitants, make the countryside more attractive to city dwellers and reduce the carbon footprint.




Lucía Verdugo Gonzalo

PhD student in Communication and Social Innovation. She has experience in content creation, graphic design, social media management and analysis, digital marketing and editorial design.

Branca Novo Rey

FUN Arts Director and Member of FUN Board. Technician on Cultural Management, she holds a Phd in Art Education and Political Sciences and Master in Digital Publishing. Between 2015 and 2019 she was the Deputy Mayor of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela and Cultural Policies Councillor and since 2019 she is the opposition councillor.

Lía Pérez Domínguez

FUN Technician for Tourism Strategies and Internationalization. She holds a Phd in Journalism & Media and a Postgraduate degree in Tourism Destination Marketing. With more than 10 years of work experience in local tourism policies and strategies, she has also served as a communication officer for the European Cultural Route of Historic Thermal Towns (EHTTA) in 2016 - 2018 and is a certified SICTED Agent.

Cibrao Cabo

FUN Technician on Cultural Management, he holds a Phd in History and postgraduate degree in Digitization of Cultural Heritage. Trained on Heritage Management, Museums and Archaeology he is responsible for the management of the FUN archives and also works as a guide at Novoneyra’s House Museum.




Ana Lombardero

FUN Technician on Sustainability and Environmental Awareness. PhD in Biology and MSC on Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. Experienced in Environmental Education (formal and non-formal, she has volunteered with organizations including the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology and the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC).

Miguel Anxo López

FUN Technical Assistant for Heritage Management and Disseminations and guide in the Novoneyra’s House Museum. Holding a degree in Cinema Direction and Law, he is a filmmaker and a writer.

María González Borrajo

Responsible for Administrative task and management, she holds a diploma in social work and is specialized in public administration and inclusion. With more than 10 years of experience in management of various social care programs with different groups, she has been developing and implementing projects for sociocultural interventions.

Bruno Arias

FUN Junior Technical Assistant on Communications. He holds a degree in Audiovisual Communications and is specialised in graphic design, audiovisual content and digital marketing tools.

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Aleksandra Grbic

Aleksandra has a Master’s Degree in Sociology and social research. After graduation, she also attended two advanced training courses in “Innovation in social enterprises”(2015) and in “Project Management”(2019). In her last experience she worked for 4 years in a social cooperative as Accessible travel and tourism manager where her main tasks were: implementation of new accessible tourism services; organisation of holidays option for users with disabilities; management of fundraising activity; participation in EU-funded projects; care and management of the PR and communication activities; start up and management of a new accomodation facility. Since October 2019 she has worked for Homo Viator San Teobaldo Foundation as a referent for EU projects related to Romea Strata and its implementation.

Alessia Mariotti

Alessia Mariotti was the head of the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism (Rimini Campus) between 2014 and 2018 and is Associate professor in Economic Geography. Her main research interest are: cultural heritage, culture and local identity in a regional development perspective, participatory processes in local tourism development,
territorial partnership strategies and territorial promotion policies for sustainable tourism development, management plans and monitoring indicators for World Heritage sites, cultural routes and cultural itineraries. She teaches Tourism Systems and Cultural Routes, Geography
of Sustainable Tourism, Cultural Geography of Tourism, Local Development and Cultural Routes, Cultural Geography of Local Development, Tourism and Sport Geography. She is a member of the PhD doctoral committee in “ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN, PLANNING” – University of CAMERINO and Responsible for the University of Bologna of UNESCO/UNITWIN Network
“Culture, Tourism, Development”.

Fiorella Dallari

Fiorella Dallari has been a Professor of Alma Mater (PAM) since 1 November 2018, former associate professor of Political and Economic Geography since 2004 at the Rimini Campus of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna in the Department for Life Quality Studies. In 1972 she began his research activity in the Faculty of Economics and from 1980 on didactic activity in the geographic field (disciplinary sector M-GGR / 02), with a 1st level national qualification (2012). In the field of research, she deals with tourism geography, economic-political geography and regional geography. Currently his research topics are: Local and sustainable development; Heritage and sustainable tourism; Pilgrimages, cultural itineraries and tourist routes; cooperation and sustainable tourism; Heritage, social participation and citizenship; UNESCO Heritage and Religious Heritage.

Fiorella is also founding-editor of “AlmaTourism, Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development”, a scientific journal of the University of Bologna. Engaged in national and international research projects, she collaborates with UNESCO (UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, Development”; UNESCO Italian Chairs “Territory, Sustainability, Tourism” – TEST, of which she is responsible for tourism; Mediterranean Unesco Chairs – MUNCH), ICOMOS (International Scientific Committee on Places of Religion and Ritual – PRERICO member and coordinator of the Prerico National Committee). For nearly twenty years she has collaborated and collaborates with some itineraries recognized by the Council of Europe (in particular, she is president of European Association of the Vie Francigene, the Via Romea Germanica and the Romea Strata Scientific Committees).
Author of over 150 publications, she received the Vallega prize for research on cultural-historical itineraries (2008).

Patrizia Battilani

Patrizia Battilani is a UNIBO Economic Historian. Her research focuses on cultural heritage valorisation, public history and economic history. She has been visiting scholar at the University of Sidney (2013) and Glasgow (2018 and 2019). She served as director of the Bachelor degree in Tourism Economics (2012-2016). She has experience on participating and managing national and international projects as Head of CAST, the UNIBO Center for tourism study. She is responsible for the UNIBO Unit of the Interreg Italy-Croatia project Recolor (Reviving and EnhanCing artwOrks and Landscapes Of the adRiatic). Between 2018 and 2019 she coordinated a transnational research on dissonant heritage focusing on the European cultural route ATRIUM. Her last publications include How to cope with dissonant heritage: a way towards sustainable tourism development in Journal of Sustainable tourism (2018) with A. Mariotti and C. Bernini.
https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/patrizia.battilani/en

Antonello Scorcu

Antonello Scorcu is a UNIBO Economic policy and Cultural Economist. His research interests in cultural economics are focussed on pricing and quality evaluation of fine art items. He served as a Director of the Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management of Tourist Services (2001-06) and of the Bachelor Degree in Economics, Markets and Tourist Systems (2006-09). Co-founder of the European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics he has been a member of its Scientific Committee in 2001-17. Former Director of the UNIBO School for Higher studies in tourism, he is currently member of CAST, the UNIBO Center for tourism study. Among the publications in the field, “Cultural tourism and temporary art exhibitions in Italy: a panel data analysis”, in Statistical Method and Applications, 2011, with F. Di Lascio, S. Giannerini and G. Candela; “Seaside tourism and eco-labels: The economic impact of Blue Flags”, in Tourism Management, 2015, with C. Capacci and L. Vici and “On the relationship between reserve prices and low estimates in art auctions”, in Journal of Cultural Economics, 2018, with M. Castellani and P. Pattitoni.

Maria Laura Gasparini

Maria Laura Gasparini is a tourism professional with over 10 years of work experience in the travel and hospitality sector. She has a degree in Tourism Economics and Management from the University of Bologna and has specialised in the role of sustainability indicators as policy making tools. Her main research interests are sustainability monitoring, community-based tourism and regenerative tourism. She is currently Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism, Bologna University, where she is contributing to the management of several EU funded projects, such as rurAllure and Fab Routes, focused on cultural routes and rural development.

https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/marialaura.gasparin3/en

Elena Dubinina

European projects and International relations advisor. With her extended work experience in international organisations and academic background in cultural management, Elena oversees international relations and manages European projects of the EAVF. A travel enthusiast, she spends her free time backpacking all over the world.

Luca Bruschi

EAVF director. Leading the EAVF since 2013, Luca has extended work experience in international organisations and public bodies. With a background in art history and tourism, he is a freelance journalist, consultant, and a hiking enthusiast. Among his publications there are numerous articles in Italian internet media and a book “Via Francigena – una Strada Europea”.

Myra Stals

rurAllure project officer for EAVF. Myra has a background in Italian Language and Culture, and has previously worked in the field of International Higher Education. She will be managing the rurAllure communication channels and contribute to the Thermal Heritage pilot. Myra has a great love for bike touring and the environment, and is the founder and president of environmental initiative Cycle 2 Recycle.

Luisa dal Prà

Romea Strata coordinator. has a Bachelor’s Degree in “Forest and Environmental Sciences and Technologies”. She worked at the “Regional Forest Service” in Veneto Region managing the administration of projects, as Director of extinguishing forest fire department and teaching courses in the
environmental sector. Since 2015 she works at the Pilgrimage office (now Homo Viator Foundation) managing the Romea Strata project. She traced the route, georeferenced it and collaborated in the realization of European projects for the Office.

Miguel Anxo López

FUN Technical Assistant for Heritage Management and Disseminations. Filmmaker and Writer he has studies on Cinema Direction and Laws. Guide to Novoneyra’s House Museum.

Raimondo Sinibaldi

Raimondo Sinibaldi has been the Director and the legal representative of the Pilgrimage Office of the Diocese of Vicenza for ten years and the President and the legal representative of the Homo Viator Foundation, wanted by the Diocese of Vicenza. For thirty years he has accompanied groups of pilgrims in Biblical Lands and in significant places of pilgrimage, such as Rome, Santiago de Compostela, Częstochowa, Lourdes, etc. In particular, as far as the Holy Land (Israel-Palestine) is concerned, he has the official guide certification issued by the competent ecclesiastical authorities, having completed studies in the Theological Faculty of Vicenza and at the Jesuit Community in Jerusalem. He contributed to the ideation and promotion of the Romea Strata project.

Silvia Cavinato

Silvia has a Master’s degree in History of Arts and Conservation of Artistic Heritage, obtained at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. From 2009 to 2012 she worked at the Diocesan Pilgrimages Office with the task of organizing pilgrimages to the Middle East, managing the collection of books “Bible and the Holy Land”, organizing the international cultural event “Lymph of the Olive” and to coordinate volunteers. Since 2012 she has worked at the Girolomoni Cultural Foundation in the Marche Region, with administrative tasks, organization of events and editing of the magazine Mediterraneo Dossier dedicated to biology, religion and current affairs. Since 2019, she has worked for the Homo Viator – San Teobaldo Foundation where she has the task of managing pilgrimages, the communication of the Foundation and supporting the Romea Strata project.

Ana Lombardero

FUN Technician on Sustainability and Environmental Awareness. PhD in Biology and MSC on Biodiversity and Conservation Biology. Experienced in Environmental Education (formal and non-formal, she has volunteered with organizations including the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology and the Doñana Biological Station (CSIC).

Branca Novo Rey

FUN Arts Director and Member of FUN Board. Technician on Cultural Management. Phd on Art Education and Political Sciences and Master in Digital Publishing. Between 2015 and 2019 she was the Deputy Mayor of the City Council of Santiago de Compostela and Cultural Policies Councillor and since 2019 opposition councillor.

Bruno Arias

FUN Junior Technical Assistant on Communications. Degree in Audiovisual Communications. Graphic design, audiovisual contents and DigitalMarketing tools.

Cibrao Cabo

FUN Technician on Cultural Management. Phd in History and Postgraduate in Digitization of Cultural Heritage. Trained on Heritage Management, Museums and Archaeology he is responsible for the management of the FUN Archives and guide at Novoneyra’s House Museum.

Lía Pérez Domínguez

FUN Technician for Tourism Strategies and Internationalization. Phd in Journalism & Media and Postgraduate in Tourism Destination Marketing. More than 10 years of work experience in local tourism policies and strategies. Comms Officer for the European Cultural Route of Historic Thermal Towns (EHTTA) between 2016 and 2018 and certified SICTED Agent.

María González Borrajo

Responsible for Administrative task & management. Diploma in Social Work, specialized in Public administration and inclusion. More than 10 years of experience in management of various social care programs with different groups, developing and implementing projects of sociocultural social intervention.

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