From Tourism to Sustainable Tourism An Italian Approach Prof. Vincenzo Franceschelli SUMMARY I. Tourism II. The evolution of Tourism. Short history of tourism and Tourism Law in Italy III. Tourism Law IV. The Triangular Structure of Tourism relationship V. The International Framework VI. Italian Tourism Law VII. Private Tourism Law VIII. Ecology, Environment, Development and Sustainability IX. Sustainable Development X. Toward a Sustainable Tourism: stages and evolution XI. The Expansion of Tourism and new forms of Tourism Activities XII. The Role of the Law XII. Abstract and Final remarks: The Future Role of Tourism Law I. TOURISM Tourism We all know what tourism is. It is connected with our vacations, and with our leisure time. It is more difficult to define it. And even harder to outline a juridical definition. Enciclopedia Britannica defines Tourism as “ the act and process of spending time away from home in pursuit of recreation, relaxation, and pleasure, while making use of the commercial provision of services ” 1 . 1 John K. WALTON, Tourism , in Enciclopedia Britannica .