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CODE 83674
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER 2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The teaching is concerned with the private legal regulation of the most important and most common contracts in the tourism sector, as well as that dedicated to those called upon to operate in that sector.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course deals with the subjects of tourism (companies, associations), tourism contracts (with particular reference to the sale of tourist packages, skypass agreement and hotel’s agreement ), forms of protection (with particular reference to civil liability and damages).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The first objective of the teaching is to provide learners with knowledge of some of the essential concepts of private law, without the mastery of which it is not possible to approach the study of the private discipline of the tourism sector. To this end, the following topics will be analyzed: sources of law, interpretation of the law, subjective legal situations, and contracts in general.

Having acquired the basics of private law, the largest part of the course will focus on the subjects operating in the tourism sector and the most economically relevant and widespread contracts in business practice. Therefore, we will focus on: accommodation facilities, travel agencies, tourism professions, navigation and transportation contracts, hospitality contracts, organized tourism contracts, tourist leases, and timeshares.

Active class attendance and individual study will enable students to: 

- know the sources of private law and their relationships in the current national and supranational legal system;

- interpret normative documents;

- understand the structure and functioning of the main institutes of private law;

- appreciate the declinations that these institutions undergo within the tourism sector;

- express themselves correctly in technical-legal language. 

PREREQUISITES

None

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures and analysis of some judgments. Attending students who wish to do so will be able to expound on rulings in the classroom (more information will be provided during the first lectures).

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities  and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Serena Scotto (scotto@economia.unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program is divided into two parts.

General part: the sources and interpretation of law, legal situations, obligations and contract.

Special part: private autonomy in tourism, accommodation facilities, travel agencies and tourism, tourism professions, agritourism, tourist booking, navigation and transport contracts, hospitality contracts, tourist leases, organized tourism contracts, timeshares, protection of tourist rights.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

FOR ATTENDING STUDENTS (AT LEAST 75% OF THE LECTURES):

  • General part: lecture notes. For those who still wish to have a reference text, we point out: Lineamenti di diritto privato, R. Caterina (ed.), 2a ed., Zanichelli, 2023 (first 4 chapters).
  • Special part: Manuale di diritto del turismo, V. Franceschelli and F. Morando (eds.), 8a ed., Giappichelli, 2022, chapters 5, from 8 to 11, from 13 to 18, 20 (for a total of about 300 pages); judgments indicated in class.
  • The constant use of an up-to-date civil code is imperative, especially with regard to individual study aimed at exam preparation. To this end, we recommend Codice civile, R. Pucella (ed.), 2a ed., Giappichelli, 2023.

FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS:

  • General part: Lineamenti di diritto privato, R. Caterina (ed.), 2a ed., Zanichelli, 2023, chapters from 1 to 4 (for a total of about 175 pages).
  • Special part: Manuale di diritto del turismo, V. Franceschelli and F. Morando (eds.), 8a ed., Giappichelli, 2022, chapters 5, from 8 to 11, from 13 to 18, 20 (for a total of about 300 pages); judgments uploaded to Aulaweb.
  • The constant use of an up-to-date civil code is imperative, especially with regard to individual study aimed at exam preparation. To this end, we recommend Codice civile, R. Pucella (ed.), 2a ed., Giappichelli, 2023.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LUCA OLIVERI (President)

REBECCA BALDINI

MAURO GRONDONA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

2nd semester 

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination is conducted exclusively in oral form. Students with specific learning disorders are invited to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to arrange appropriate examination arrangements.

There is no so-called appellate skipping: in case of a negative result, the exam can therefore also be taken in the immediately following appeal.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral test is designed to test knowledge and understanding of program topics, expository and argumentative skills.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For information write to the lecturer at luca.oliveri@unige.it