The Schist Villages Network is a sustainable development project of a regional scope, promoted by ADXTUR — Agência para o Desenvolvimento Turístico das Aldeias do Xisto, in a partnership with 16 counties of the Centre Region and over 70 operators with businesses on this territory. ADXTUR is joining forces, both public and private, for the promotion of a territory, the creation of wealth through touristic services and the preservation of the culture, the heritage of the rural Inland Portugal.
Through Aldeias do Xisto Network project, the Centro region of Portugal starts abandoning the stigma of human desertification, forest fires, private sector's inertia and lack of local identity. The direct contact with populations and their culture, as well as enjoying the natural landscapes are another attraction of this brand, making it a differentiated tourist destination in Portugal.
In the overseas markets the brand Aldeias do Xisto is promoted by Centro de Portugal.