Rural tourism was first created in Italy in 1965 whit the foundation of Agriturist by a group of young farmers who were members of Confagricoltura. At that time, rural hospitality looked like a utopian fantasy, in places that to all appearances were not considered to be attractive as holiday destinations.
In Piedmont its development takes place only in the '80, at the same time as land and local tradition reappraisal, nowadays the common heritage of our countryside. The seat of Alessandria is operational since 1990 at Unione Provinciale Agricoltori. Alessandria Agriturist stands beside rural tourism growth, agri-food products promotion.
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Agriturist admits Farm holiday and B&B operators, farmers and tourists.
Farm holiday operators are farmers welcoming people, offering food service and leisure activities. Since the year 2000, Agriturist admits also farmers occasionally managing B&Bs inside their own houses.
Agriturist provides suitable promotional channels to farmers processing products and selling them directly.
Tourists who become Agriturist members are called «Supporters» and get many advantages in return, such as information and economic benefits. Actually, they are granted a 10 percent discount for them and their family on the services offered by affiliated farms.