The 9th Annual International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Conference will take place at Casa dei Padri (House of the Fathers), a beautiful villa of the 18th century located in the center of Armeno, Lake Orta, Italy. This private building was donated at the beginning of the twentieth century to the Congregation of the Oblates Fathers of St. Joseph, who have turned it into a place of education and training.
The property, supported by the City of Armeno and the local Mountain Community, has won a tender by the Cariplo Foundation for a restoration project that transform the House into a multi-purpose center of accommodation and a place of study and training.
The accommodation is dedicated both to religious tourism – Armeno is located in the Sacred Mountains area – and naturalistic tourism, due to its proximity to Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore and the massif of Mottarone.
Casa dei Padri,