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Presentation of a tourism project «Silver Necklace of Russia» that includes Vologda City will be held in Italy as part Russian Spiritual Culture Days in Rome

The Russian Spiritual Culture Days in Rome started on February 1.

According to the agreements between Russian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities and Tourism of Italy, the festival opens by a large conference titled «Relics of Undivided Christianity».

Representatives from Russia, Italy, Vatican, including Orthodox and Catholic priests, figures of culture, officials, representatives of tourist industry, and directors of major museums are taking part in the conference. They will discuss guidelines for cooperation aimed at preservation and popularization of common cultural and spiritual heritage.

The main objective of the event is to broaden pilgrimage and religious tourism between our countries.

The Festival of Russian Culture «Russian seasons» in Rome includes dozens of concerts, performances and exhibitions. It will also popularize new vacationing destinations and alternative tourism in Russia.

Silver Necklace of Russia is a unique tourism product consisting of chain of routes crossing ancient Russian cities with unique historical and cultural heritage of Northwest Russia. The Silver Necklace of Russia is a tourist project across 11 regions of the Russian Federation.

The tourist project Silver Necklace of Russia covers the territories of Leningrad, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Pskov, Novgorod regions, Saint Petersburg, the Republic of Karelia and the Komi Republic, Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Tourist routes of the project are not limited in terms of subject, sequence, duration.

Silver Necklace consists of a set of routes that combine historical cities and territories, regional centers, large population points of the Northwestern Federal District, which has the unique monuments of history, culture and nature included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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