The local and regional authorities in Tunisia, Italy, Romania and Russia are working with academic and research institutions to develop and promote cultural heritage tourism
Cultural tourism is much more environmentally friendly than the traditional mass tourism and it can play an important role in the economies of countries and regions involved in the project. These regions are: the Province of Cagliari in Sardinia, the county of Hunedoara in Romania, Cap Bon in Tunisia and the Krasnodar region in the district of Temryuk in the Russian Federation. These regions, which have remained for a long time under the Roman Empire, share a historical past and cultural heritage.
The project aims to create a network among these “similar” areas to implement policies and strategies.
The point is to offer an exciting and interactive tourism product allowing citizens to see and experience for themselves the processes, methods and materials used by ancient Romans for the production of pottery, oil, wine, etc… And create an international itinerary of production processes and the lifestyle of ancient Rome.
The network will bring together artisans, businesses and local entrepreneurs (especially women and youth) who will be invited to participate in workshops and assisted in the development and commercialization of new products.
The project will develop a joint strategy and action plans for the development of each region and the creation of tools and promotional materials to promote their common heritage.
The Tunisian side is represented by the Municipality of Nabeul, the Department of Geography, the Faculty of Humanities, University of Manouba and AREG, the Association of Research and geographical studies.