The geological and geomorphological landscape of Italy represent a beautiful example of variety and complexity of processes and phenomena that characterize and make unique the whole national territory.The coexistence of tracks of an evolutionary history still active in study and definition, has made many Italian region (among which Emilia Romagna, Marche and Abruzzi regions), a world fame gym for geologists and geomorphologists.The complex palaeogeographies of the past find their expression in the main ridges of these regions whose rocky cliffs allow the researchers imaginary trips through ancient tropical heavens with lagoons, coral atolls and deep seas. Valleys of glacial origin, alluvial fans, terraced deposits, soils and palaeosoils preserve the memory of "past worlds". The landscape itself, now rough and steep in the chain area, decreasing gradually in the piedmont, now smooth in the hilly reliefs up to the alluvial and coastal lowlands, is a witness of the different morphological processes that have modelled the territory in the Quaternary age and which are acting today under different climatic conditions.The geological-geomorphological informations become the starting point to discover how the natural environment influences the social and economic development of the different populations, the specialization of arts and works, the installation of peculiar commercial and industrial activities.Thus the territory goes out of the "classical" role of simple scenery of the human history and becomes integral part of the different cultures that develop in it and that interact with it.The growth of interest in the geological and geomorphological thematic of the territory is bringing about the maturation of a strong sensibilities toward a geologic tourism both from the institutions and the private citizens.All these activities can represent job opportunities in the field of tourism for the graduates in Geological and Natural Sciences and in Cultural Heritages.
Geodiversity and geotourism as a challenge between scientific culture of geological landscape and new opportunity of works / Castaldini, Doriano; Coratza, Paola; Farabollini, P.; Miccadei, E.. - STAMPA. - Abstract Volume:(2009), pp. 58-58. (Intervento presentato al convegno III National AIGeo Conference tenutosi a Modena - Alta Val Badia, Italy nel 13-18 settembre 2009).