Prime Minister Matteo Renzi guest of honour at Pietrarsa’s Railway Museum

On the occasion of the final day of the General Assembly on Tourism
Il Padiglione delle Locomotive

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will be the guest of honour at Pietrarsa’s Railway Museum. On Saturday, 9 April, on the occasion of the final day of the General Assembly on Tourism, currently underway precisely in Pietrarsa, the Prime Minister will arrive in Naples, accompanied by the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Dario Franceschini, for an initiative marking the start of public discussion on the Strategic Plan for tourism which President Renzi and Minister Franceschini intend bringing to the Council of Ministers by July.

FSNews Radio, Gruppo FS Italiane’s web radio, will follow with a special live program the main phases of the Pietrarsa event, from 11:00 to 13:00 at the Railway Museum, through live reporting, news broadcasts and interviews.

“I do not think I am too rash if I state that, in the whole world, Campania is the region with the greatest potential for growth”, is what had been said yesterday by the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities as he kicked-off the inaugural day of the second edition of the General Assembly on Tourism. Franceschini, accompanied by the chief executive officer of Gruppo FS, Renato Mazzoncini, entered the Portici Museum on board a bogie from the 30s. On the third and last day devoted to the initiative, the largest public consultation on Italian tourism, an intervention is expected from the Prime Minister.

The General Assembly on Tourism is the event that more than any other has lent prestige to Pietrarsa’s Railway Museum.

At the first edition in 2015, the Museum was chosen as the seat for an important meeting promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT) in the presence of FS Italiane’s top echelons. On that occasion, Pietrarsa’s Museum hosted over three days more than a thousand people among experts and professional associations, who discussed cultural heritage as a factor in the sustainable development of tourism, in order to promote the territory.

The new course embarked upon by Fondazione FS Italiane, which manages it, aims at turning Pietrarsa’s Museum into a fully-fledged cultural hub, without distorting its primary vocation as a place that takes us on a journey across time amid locomotives and trains that have united Italy from 1839 to this day.