I progetti di eccellenza per lo sviluppo e la promozione del sistema turistico nazionale: gli itinerari religiosi della regione siciliana
di Silvana Cassar, Salvo Creaco The article aims to analyze the “Religion & Culture” project carried out by the Sicilian Region for the development and promotion of religious tourism in the island territory. In this direction, the article examines the key aspects of state policy called “Projects of Excellence”, based on the allocation of a predetermined amount of financial resources to Regions and autonomous Provinces in order to increase the international competitiveness of the national tourism system. Subsequently, the article points out the decision-making process through which the Sicilian Region has regulated the use of its own budget. The concluding notes provide some suggestions to improve the allocation efficiency of future Projects.