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10.5593/sgemsocial2017/41/S15.012

THE CULTURAL AND TOURISTIC PROFILE OF TOWNS IN OLTENIA, ROMANIA

C. Teodorescu, R. D. Pintilii, M. Visan, D. C. Diaconu, C. C. Draghici
Monday 9 October 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017, www.sgemsocial.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-23-2 / ISSN 2367-5659, 24 - 30 August, 2017, Book 4, Vol 1, 93-100 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgemsocial2017/41/S15.012

ABSTRACT

Each Romanian geographical region is characterized by some characteristics that can be seen as landmarks and analysed in order to assess their cultural and tourism profile. Oltenia, a historical province that dates back to the Dacian-Roman period and inhabited ever since, has a rich/vast tourism offer, with numerous cultural attractions spanning centuries/from each century. It is necessary to distinguish between the historical heritage items from different time periods ranging from the ancient Dacian, to Roman eras, then the great migrations period, and ending with medieval and modern times. Having such a differentiated structure allows for a classification of each town – county seats from Oltenia province, based on a series of indicators, such as the Index of Cultural-Touristic Use (ICT) and the Index of Cultural-Touristic Relevance (ITR). The results of the study may help better understand the relationship between cultural and tourism attractions within a town and the possibilities for their capitalization, while also arguing for a larger set of criteria in order to analyse the evolution of cultural tourism, offering an alternative to towns with less dynamic economies. The study proposes a strategy for a sustainable cultural tourism.

Keywords: Urban profile, culture, tourism profile, historical heritage