At the WMOC 2022 the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport and Health
An ambitious project, a great sporting event that will embrace a wonderful territory like Gargano thanks to a team work that is already making protagonists 14 municipalities in the area (Vieste, Peschici, Vico del Gargano, Monte Sant’Angelo, San Marco in Lamis, San Giovanni Rotondo, Carpino, Apricena, Rodi Garganico, Cagnano Varano, Sannicandro Garganico, Mattinata, Lesina, Ischitella), ready to welcome over 3,000 athletes from all over the world in July.
For this reason, the Italian Ministry of Tourism has conferred its prestigious patronage at the World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022, born with the aim of promoting the landscape, architecture and food, and wine excellences of our country at an international level through the orienteering sport.
In fact, not only competitions will be scheduled in the week from the 8th to the 16th of July but a program of events to show traditions, tastings of typical products, and folkloristic activities of the Gargano and Puglia. This calendar will allow exploring some of the most beautiful places in Southern Italy in naturalistic terms that will alternate with fascinating historic centers, such as Monte Sant’Angelo and the Umbra Forest recognized as Unesco heritage. All the participating orienteers will thus become future ambassadors to their countries.
Fundamental patronage for the World Championships has also been conferred by Sport and Health. The collaboration path with this company will start from the 19th of March in Alberobello on the 17th edition of the Mediterranean Open Championship, together with the Italian Orienteering Federation and the WMOC Organizing Committee.
In fact, a round table dedicated to the link between sport, orienteering and tourism will be held at the Council Chamber of the Municipality of Alberobello at 10 AM with the participation of Dr. Vito Cozzoli, Sport and Health president and CEO. The focus will be on the tourism induced generated by the initiatives and on the enhancement of small villages, capable of attracting international flows through a key promotion such as sports. The comparison will also launch the conference on the 9th of July in the Gargano during the WMOC 2022.