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Protection, promotion and touristic valorisation of Adriatic maritime heritage
// Arca Adriatica //

January 2019 - June 2021

Project Summary

The border area comprising the Northern and Central Adriatic Region is one of the most popular and most exploited tourist destinations in both countries. Tourism is an extremely important economic sector and economies depend largely on tourism. Thus, it is extremely important for this area to develop tourism and encourage its growth. However, at the same time, mass tourism also has adverse consequences for the environment, society and cultural attractions. Space urbanisation and the modernisation of society, which are a consequence of development, are destroying the traditional maritime heritage of this area, threatening an irreversible disappearance of much of it. An uncoordinated development of the tourism offer has led to unified and unrecognisable tourism products and packages. The tourism system in this entire region suffers from the issue of seasonality.
The main aim of the project is the development of a common tourism product, based on the principles of social and ecological sustainability which, at the same time, values, preserves, protects and promotes the rich maritime heritage of the border area.
Develop a common tourism destination 
Promote destinations that are currently less visible 
Preserve the maritime heritage
  • Communication activities 
  • Organization of 2 workshops and laboratories on traditional maritime skills in the Port of Tricase 
  • Plan the renovation of two traditional boats in the Port Museum of Tricase 
  • Design a Master Plan 
  • Develop a local action plan with the community 
  • Promote local heritage


Primorje-Gorski Kotar County - Croatia

Source of funding : Interreg Italy-Croatia 2014-2020 (85%) / National funds of Italy and Croatia (15%)
Total budget : 3 168 790,00 €
Partners :
  • Comune di Malinska - Dubasnica - Croatia
  • Ente turistico del Quarnero - Croatia
  • l’Ecomuseo "Casa di Batana" - Croatia
  • Comune di Cervia - Italy
  • Comune di Cesenatico - Italy
  • CIHEAM Bari - Italy
  • Comune di San Benedetto del Tronto - Italy
  • l’Università Ca 'Foscari di Venezia - Italy
  • Comune di Tkon - Croatia