On 31 July, at the Passo della Cisa, the first TWIN Hut was opened, a welcoming structure for slow tourism along the Sentiero Italia CAI and the Via Francigena, built by the Politecnico di Milano and the Club Alpino Italiano as part of the TWIN – Trekking Walking and cycling for Inclusion project. The project is coordinated by the Politecnico and co-financed by CAI, involving a variety of different parties.
TWIN was created by a research group of engineers, architects and urban planners from the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU) of the Politecnico di Milano, who had already designed VENTO, the longest tourist cycle path in Northern Italy. For more than ten years, the research group has been committed to designing a slow tourism vision for the regeneration of fragile territories. While VENTO has designed a 700 km long cycle path running along the banks of the River Po, TWIN is experimenting with a new area project for the renovation of paths through social inclusion practices. In addition to DAStU, the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA) are also involved in this challenge.
For further information on the project TWIN visit the following link.