The World War I Tourism European Fair in Gorizia, Italy (23-25 May 2014)

Redipuglia, Gorizia (Military sanctuary)
The first edition of the "World War 1 Tourism European Fair" is taking place in May in Gorizia, Northeastern Italy, at the same time with èStoria, probably the most important Italian festival dedicated to history. We believe that this fair, like all fairs, will represent an opportunity to check the state of the art in the WW1 tourism business and beside of that a concrete chance to facilitate meetings among people with common focus and aims. Furthermore, the location itself makes sense: the city of Gorizia, the heart of the "forgotten" Eastern front of First World War, is really the connection between Western and Eastern Europe. Here below is the press release of the event. The web site is hosted here.

Press release
Gorizia is set to open the official celebration for the Centenary of the First World War with the WW1 Tourism European Fair, scheduled to take place in the city located on the border between Italy and Slovenia from May 23 to May 25, 2014. The hundreds of tourist locations and sites of remembrance of the First World War will thus have the opportunity to promote the activities they are implementing for the 5-year Centenary of the Conflict (2014-2018). 

The WW1 Tourism European Fair will be held together with the International History Festival e’Storia ( an event, now in its 10th edition, which has become an international reference point for thousands of scholars and lovers of history.
During the First World War Gorizia played a key role in that dramatic conflict: sites like Redipuglia or Caporetto are already attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. This is the main reason why this city located at the Northeastern end of Italy was elected as the location for the WW1 Tourism European Fair. Furthermore, Gorizia is the symbol of a territory bridging diverse political, cultural and linguistic contexts – the so-called Old and New Europea - which have recently started to develop new forms of collaboration and connection after years of separation. 

The WW1 Tourism European Fair will gather professionals from the territories of the so-called Italian front/Mountain War – the regions of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto, Trentino and Lombardy, but also Slovenia, Croatia and Austria – and from other countries involved in the Great War, such as France, Germany and Great Britain.
The Fair will be located in an area of approximately 2,000 sqm, which will offer the opportunity to set up exhibition areas and organize b2b meetings. The event is promoted by Nordest Eventi – a company specialized in event management from Padova - in collaboration with the Municipality of Gorizia, e’Storia-International History Festival, and other local institutions.

The World War I Tourism European Fair offers a wide variety of commercial spaces over a surface of around 2,000 square meters. Exhibitions areas will be located within existing buildings and in tensile structures placed around the area where E'Storia-International History Festival takes place.

The first edition of the World War I Tourism European Fair will be taking place in Gorizia from May 23 to May 25, 2014.

For further information:
0498757589 ext. 11.