Mosta Local Council, Lead Partner, together with its Archaeotur Project Partners, Heritage Malta, Rabat Local Council, Malta Tourism Authority, Comune di Ragusa, Soprintendenza ai BB.CC. di Ragusa, Parco Archaeologico di Camarina, Comune di Santa Croce Camerina, and Giritravel SRL, embarked on a €1.37m project which will see the conservation and opening of 10 archaeological sites.

The project is co-financed under the Italia-Malta Programme – Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 “A sea of opportunities for the future”. This is part-financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Co-financing rate: 85% EU Funds; 15% National Funds. The investment in this project involves €1.3m of which Malta is the beneficiary of €747,600. The project started on the 4th April 2011 and will be concluded by mid 2013.

The project aims at the conservation, interpretation and marketing of the Cultural Heritage Tourism Product across the Maltese and Italian borders. Archaeotur will focus primarily on the rehabilitation and marketing of sites in Mosta, Rabat, Ragusa and Santa Croce Camerina, which include Ta’ Bistra (Mosta), St. Augustine’s Priory (Rabat), Cava Celone, Cisternazzi and Donnafugata (Ragusa) and Mezzagnone and Pirrera and Mirio (Santa Croce Camarina).

The works that are planned for the sites involve the infrastructural upgrading of the sites for visitor accessibility, the carrying out of studies and conservation interventions required by the sites, development of ICT applications for the accessibility and marketing of the tourism product, the cross-cultural transfer of knowledge and information across borders and the development of Heritage Trails between Mosta, Rabat, Ragusa and Santa Croce.

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