Stefania Cerutti is Associate Professor of Economic and Political Geography at the University of iemonte Orientale, Italy. She has PhD in Development Policies and Territorial Management from the University of Trieste. She focuses her research on Cultural and Religious Tourism, Local and Territorial Development, Project Management and European project design. Her research and teaching activity combines with significant participation as a speaker and chair at conferences and seminars, as well as a prolific level of publication both nationally and internationally.