Cast Days - First edition

09 March 2019

23rd May 2019

The first edition of  Cast Days will be held  on May 23rd 2019. The event is organized  by CAST - Center for Advanced Studies on Tourism.
Cast Days will be scheduled every six months and will have a double objective: to promote interdisciplinarity and interaction between CAST members by presenting the results of the research conducted within the center during a morning session and collaboration with the territory on topics identified in collaboration with Rimini Strategic Plan and UniRimini SpA, with the participation of the stakeholders involved  in the afternoon session.
The morning session of Cast  Day's  first edition will take place at Rimini Campus' meeting room, from 9.30 am  to 1.00 pm. The afternoon session will be held at Rimini Innovation Square, from 2.00 to 5.00 pm.

Program of the Day:

9.30-10.00 am
Introduction to CAST days and institutional greetings
Prof. Patrizia Battilani, Director of CAST
Prof. Sergio Brasini, Chairman  of Rimini Campus

10.00 am
Chair: Prof. Paola Giuri
Discussants: Prof. Minerva, Prof. Benassi, Prof. Mazzocchi

10.00-10.30 am
Alessia Mariotti e Manuela Zambianchi
Cultural tourism and positive ageing: eudaimonic well-being  as emergent predictor for senior  tourism experience. Evidences from Italy.

10.30-10.45 am
Questions and Answers

10.45-11.15 am
Andrea  Guizzardi, Giovanni  Angelini,  Flavio  Maria  Emanuele  Pons
The effects of dynamic pricing on hotel attributes’ implicit  prices.

11.15-11.30 am
Questions and Answers

11.30-12.00 am
Armando Bazzani
Statistical and dynamical properties of human mobility. The pedestrian mobility in Venice historical centre and the bike mobility in Bologna.

12.00-12.30 am
Questions and Answers and final conclusion.


Rimini between land and sea. Testing participatory redefinition of tourist identity of Rimini districts: the pilot cases of San Giuliano mare and Rivabella.

Afternoon  session
Rimini  Innovation  Square - Palazzo Buonadrata, Corso d’Augusto

2.00-2.45 pm
Reconstructing tourist identity: case studies and suggestions around Europe.
Participation open to the public.

1) Case studies on the use of the identity of sites and their cultural heritage to outline a tourism project (CAST);
2) the relationship between sea, coast and mountains in tourism planning (CAST);

2.45-3.00 pm
Workshop "Redefining the tourist identity of villages: the pilot cases of San Giuliano Mare and  Rivabella"
(Free participation, limited places, booking required:

Introduction and steering by Rimini Strategic Plan.

3.00-4.15 pm
Working groups on the redefinition  of tourist identity
1) connecting the villages towards the mountain: Rivabella
2) connecting the villages towards the sea: San Giuliano Mare

4.15-5.00 pm
Ouputs, conclusion and end of the afternoon session.