1st Table

There have been presented the aims of the table and the methodology of the activity at the beginning of the proceedings. There will be to define some proposals for visiting Bienno and neighbouring municipalities for a period of one day (only Bienno) and three-days (Bienno and other countries), that have been particularly designed for schools of various kinds and degrees, for old and disabled persons (motor and mental handicap).
During the organisation of the days established for the visits, there will be identified the difficulties related to the routes and their possible resolution, in order to have package tours actually operative.
The reflection on the difficulties will be conducted by subdividing, at first, participants into small groups in order to pass later to a sharing of the previously made assessments and the discussion of possible solutions.
The first tackled proposal has been the one related to the daily visit to Bienno for the schools. With reference to the discussion on a draft project, which was just drawn up, it has been decided to subdivide the day in a morning section dedicated to the theme of iron forging art and in an afternoon section dedicated to the discovery of the village in its historical, architectonic and artistic aspects.
For this last program there has been considered to identify two or three themes, which could serve as a leading wire and vehicle for knowledge: such as animals and their symbologies, clothes as social and cultural guide, urban local architecture and its evolution, gates and portals.
The definition of this choice, however, has been put off the next meeting, in order to allow us a more considered reflection on this subject. For the schools of the first degree has been considered interesting to propose the activity of the playroom of Bienno as a further stage of the afternoon programme. It has been finally considered appropriate to use didactic cards during the visit, by revising the current material or creating new ones. During the discussion, there has been repeatedly emphasized the importance of the cultural training of the operators assigned to the group and the necessity to create in the village a cosy atmosphere and suitable services to the presence of tourists, as well with regard to some spare time provided by the schedule (such as occasions for shopping, etc..).

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During the first part of the meeting, we came back to discuss the problem of the themes to be chosen as instruments of how to discover the village, but we did not obtain a definitive result.
The most favourable themes would seem to be the ones of historic-architectural and clothes, also in virtue of the fact that in their regard, there have been carried out some initiatives and some studies independent from the project at which aimed the Table, but that would provide useful material and cues for organizing the schedule of visits and its contents.
The decision on this issue has been postponed in a second moment and the works have been continued with reference to the proposal for a daily tour in Bienno for the third age. As a result of a critical reflection made in couples on a preliminary proposal made by the coordinators of the table, there has been drawn up a programme that consists in a series of visits linked to the theme of the iron forging art and the Vaso Rč (the Rč Duct) during the morning, while for the afternoon there has been considered a double proposal: a walk along the streets of the village in order to discover its characteristics and artistic treasures (the Church of Saint Mary Announced) or an analysis of the local ethnographic aspects.
Participants have agreed on the importance of adapting the programme to the type of user, in this case to the “third age”, calculating ample moving times and providing opportunities of amusement and entertainment, such as a taste of typical local products and a musical enjoyment (music and dancing and/or performance of a local choir). At the end of the meeting there was mentioned that the discussion of the third meeting will be based on the target of disabled people, by listening to the testimony of some cultural operators from Bienno, who will be present at the table, about their experience of guiding groups of disabled people.

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The Table was dedicated to the target of the motor and mentally disabled persons. Thanks to the contribution of some experts in this sector, who were present in an extraordinary way at the meeting, the drafts of the tour routes drawn up by the persons in charge of these proceedings were critically discussed and considered.
Here emerged the validity of the programmes and the practical instructions provided for being put into practice, which nevertheless have to be “slightly adapted” in relation to the real and complex case of groups, that could participate in the visit.
The subdivision into groups, proposed during the table, that consist on the one hand only in motor disabled and on the other one only in mentally disabled, is valid for typical social realities of large urban centres, while in other geographical areas, such as the Camonica Valley itself, the institutions for the disabled people are not usually specialized on only one degree of disability, but they include both them. The mental disability, as well, sometimes also means serious motor failure, while the gravity of psychological and mental troubles could be very different, they may be mild and medium, but also serious and very serious.
It will be important to explain during the booking the characteristics of groups and submit them a proposal for having an adequate visit. It is finally essential to require the active cooperation of the operators, who will accompany the group.

During the meeting, some items related to the daily sightseeing programme in Bienno for the third age, have been discussed again as it was shown by the previous proceedings of the table: there was reaffirmed the validity of the proposal, which was, however, implemented with a further alternative for the afternoon, that consisted of dancing in a hall put at tourists’ disposal.
Some news that have emerged in the meantime such as the identification of a place in the village adapted for the display of the typical local products, and some new proposals such as the involvement of local witnesses during the execution of the route linked to the folk wisdom, contributed towards enriching further the tourist offer that was being drawn up.
The second theme of the evening was consisted of the sightseeing programme subdivided in three days for the third age, too: the proposal for routes in the countries of Breno, Cividate Camuno, Berzo Inferiore and Esine proposed by the coordinators of the table has been considered valid and has been enriched with further suggestions.
There have been also discussed about the technical organization of the package, so about the collaboration and the coordination between the various municipal tourist boards, in order to assure an efficient service to tourists. Finally, there was started the reflection on the proposals for evening entertainment.

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The aim of the meeting was to define the proposals for stay and visit to Bienno, Breno, Berzo Inferiore and Esine (three-days), in order to promote them at schools of all kinds and degrees.
There have been determined that the first day will be dedicated to the discovery of Bienno and that the proposed programme will be the same as the one defined for the daily routes; some proposals for cultural and naturalist visit to the other Municipalities have been proposed by the coordinators of the table.
Here has been made a discussion among the participants at the table on the programme validity and the possible improvements: the illustrated proposals have been generally approved, but it has been stressed the importance of alternating the naturalist and cultural visits, conducting workshops that serve to recall the concepts and experiences emerged during the visits and proposing activities for evening entertainment.