Thus Antonio Stocchi, President of the DMO Lazio Golf District, on the sidelines of “Italy Best Golf Night After Ryder Cup 2023”
“There Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome is currently the best edition of all. Italy was designated in 2015 as host of the Ryder Cup and from there the preparatory work to host this extraordinary race immediately began.” Thus Antonio Stocchi, President of the DMO Lazio Golf District, on the sidelines of “Italy Best Golf Night After Ryder Cup 2023” event organized in the magical location of the Mercati Traianei, in the heart of the historic center of Rome, on the sidelines of the first competitive day of the 2023 edition of the tournament, which brings together – since 1927 – a selection of American players and a selection of Europeans.
“The exponential increase in attendance – added Stocchi – gives us a sigh of relief and makes us proud, as does the role that Rome is playing as a city: the tourist-golfers that we also saw at the “Marco Simone” are only waiting the end of the competition to enjoy the delicious dishes and discover the beauties of the Eternal City at the same time”.
The work of promoting Rome and Lazio as a tourist destination both for its golf courses and for its cultural and food and wine traditions absolutely does not end here, given that Stocchi promised that “from Monday we will be at all the international fairs to promote in our territory and golf in general.”
At the center of the topics addressed on stage in the evening of the Mercati Traianei, Rome Capital and the Lazio Region worked together on the DMO, as confirmed by the presence of Paolo Giuntarelli, Vice President of the Lazio Golf Regional Committee, who commented as follows: “The Lazio Golf District DMO was recently financed by the regional administration, with the aim of promoting golf tourism in the Lazio region”.
“The Ryder Cup is fundamental to making the whole world aware of the potential of golf and golf tourism in our region – said Giuntarelli -. The DMO’s aim is to network with the world of businesses and institutions. It is from this confluence that the added value derives which will accelerate the knowledge and use of our territory”. The international scope of the event is evident both on the greens and at the evening event, which welcomed leading figures from the world of sport, journalism and foreign policy.
For Nazar Al-Said, ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, the Ryder Cup represents “a great opportunity to attract tourists from all over the Middle East, given that in Oman there are many golf enthusiasts who, experiencing a sort of permanent tour around around the world, they will certainly come to Rome to enjoy the show and appreciate Italy’s cultural and gastronomic heritage”.