FORTRESS OF BARD ASSOCIATION
The Fortress Regeneration Project has been realized by the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta under the supervision of the Regional Office of Cultural Heritage. The project has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the State Rotational Fund for the regeneration of areas in industrial decline.
The planning and implementation of the project has been undertaken by Finbard S.p.A., a joint-stock company.
The role of managing the fortress was entrusted to the Fortress of Bard Association in October 2005; its members are the Autonomous Region of Valle d’Aosta and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino.
The Fortress of Bard Association is managed by the following board of directors:
President: Ornella Badery
Councillors: Deborah Jacquemet, Cristina De La Pierre, Paolo Ferrazzin
The finance accounts are audited by the Auditors Committee: the accountants are Massimo Ciocchini, Gianni Maria Stornello and Pierluigi Dellavalle.
The main aims of the Association
The Fortress of Bard Association is a non-profit making organization. Its primary mission is to promote the Fortress and it complex cultural heritage both in Italy and abroad. The main gateway to Valle d’Aosta, the Fortress (together with its microsystem formed by the Communes of Bard, Donnas and Pont-Saint-Martin) has a great deal to offer and the aim is to make it the central fulcrum for the development of cultural tourism throughout the whole of Valle d’Aosta.
The Association manages the accommodation, refreshments and commercial facilities, making sure that the needs of the visitors are catered for and that their experience at the fortress is an enjoyable one.
The Association encourages marketing activities to promote the site and its surrounding territory. It organizes meetings and guided visits for media journalists. It also promotes co-marketing activities with other organizations and institutions with the aim of working together towards a common goal: to create a highly integrated tourist system in the entire Region of Valle d’Aosta.