Cultura Veneto: with the last event held at the Palazzo Grandi Stazioni, today and tomorrow, concludes VALUE (EnVironmental And cultUralhEritage Development), which is part of the CBC Italy-Croatia INTERREG VA 2014-2020 program, and which involves 7 partners : Municipality of Comacchio as leader, Veneto Region – Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Emilia-Romagna Region, Po Delta Park Veneto and DELTA 2000 Development Agency for the Emilia-Romagna Delta and the Croatian cities of Kaštela, Korčula and Cres.
Started in 2019 and completed in June 2022 following a one-year extension due to the pandemic, the project was funded by the CBC Italy-Croatia INTERREG VA 2014-2020 program and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund with a total budget of 3,251,055 Euros.
The purpose of VALUE is the definition of a new model for cultural and tourist development and the birth of four cultural districts, three in Croatia and one in the Po Delta, based on the mapping of the cultural, natural, archaeological and current services . horse between Veneto and Emilia Romagna. The role of the districts is to coordinate activities in the area by making the best possible use of resources, to promote the great archaeological, cultural and tourist heritage in an innovative way, to diversify the tourist offer of cross-border territories and to promote the seasonal adaptation of tourist flows.
In this project, we worked on the identification of a new tourism development model based on the integration between the cultural, scientific and production chain to strengthen the international visibility of the territories involved – the Veneto region’s cultural adviser, Cristiano Corazzari – intervenes. rich in history to be valued, and with VALUE we go in this direction.As a Region, we work with the theme of seasonal adaptation of the tourist offer, a goal that suits the soul well in this project, which has worked to strengthen the archaeological and cultural heritage and identification of innovative tourism solutions and products. “
VALUE made it possible to create 3 cross-border trails, 4 start-ups for archeological parks, 7 pilot actions, 7 archeological laboratories, a center for scientific expertise, 2 summer schools, a university master and a training course. The events held include the Delta ArcheoFestival and the activities related to the national celebrations of the centenary of the discovery of Spina, the Master of Cultural Management (MuSeC) from the University of Ferrara.
Regarding the Veneto area in Po Delta Park, there were two focus areas for the project. The first is in the archeological site of San Basilio di Ariano Polesine (Rovigo), where traces of a large Roman building and an early Christian architectural complex with a church, an octagonal baptistery and a small burial ground with tombs have been preserved. cappuccina. The VÆRDI project made it possible to carry out some interventions: maintenance of the area’s roof structure to protect against atmospheric events, arrangement and safety of the fence, footbridges and the archeological site more generally.
The second intervention involved Adria: In the garden of the National Archaeological Museum, some kernels were made with the aim of better understanding the boundaries and characteristics of ancient Adria, with special reference to the pre-Roman settlement phases. In addition, four legend-didactic structures have been reconstructed, integrated with illustrative supports to tell a Roman ship, a Roman theater, the path of the sling and the famous “Tomba della wagon”.
In Emilia Romagna at the Foce station in Comacchio, VALUE made it possible to carry out the reconstruction of some houses in ancient Spina, while part of the historical archive was digitized at the Pomposa Monastery in Codigoro (Fe).
As for Croatia, some historical paths have been restored in Cres, connecting archeological sites in the northern part of the island, the city of Kaštela, chose to work on the archeological site Ostrog, in Korčula, a restored historic building was associated with the figure of Marco Polo .