The annual event of the Phoenicians’ Route “Ancient Mediterranean Days” is back, an event that includes numerous initiatives and activities of various kinds (conferences, exhibitions, meetings, guided tours, twinnings, intercultural travel, and more) on the value of the Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations for today’s Intercultural Dialogue in the various countries of the International Network members, in many countries belonging to the International Network. The 2018 Edition will be dedicated in particular to the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the activities that will take place in the months of March, April and May are included in the calendar of this great European cultural event. Here is the 2018 program (updating):
March 16th, 2018
Castelvetrano (TP) – Sicily
Opening event Ancient Mediterranean Days 2018
Kick-off Meeting XI Euro-Mediterranean Dialogue on the Phoenicians’ Route “Heritage and dialogue between past and present”
International Workshop “2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage”
In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Castelvetrano – Valle del Belìce
Elba Island – Tuscany
Il Cammino della Rada
Since 2013, three Associations: Italia Nostra, Legambiente and Elba2020Team, and since last year also the CAI, are working on a niche project on the Island of Elba: “Il Cammino della Rada”, a itinerary that connects an extraordinary articulation of natural, cultural and historical points of interest, distributed along the Cammino in the Municipality of Portoferraio and at the gates of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
On Saturday 17th March, on the occasion of the launch of the online cultural magazine “MILIARIUM”, the article dedicated to the path, published in the magazine Montagne 360 in February, will be republished.
March, 18th – March, 25th
Castiglion Fiorentino – Cortona (AR) – Tuscany
Students of the Escola d’Art d’Eivissa, twinned with high school IISS of Castiglion Fiorentino, will make an intercultural travel to discover the Etruscan civilization in Tuscany.
Archeo-trekking, geo-trekking and kayaking excursion in Porto Badisco Regional Natural Park “Otranto-S.M. di Leuca and Bosco di Tricase”, district of Porto Badisco
Partner: Canoe Club Badisco, Association “Naturalmente Salento”
April 2nd and April 8th
Event “Land and Mediterranean traditions in Terra d’Otranto”
Monday, April 2 will take place a walking “On the streets of the shepherds” for the knowledge of the area around the Lighthouse of Punta Palascìa (Capo d’Otranto) and Porto Badisco, the landfall of Enea. The initiative is organized by the Association Il Giunco.
Sunday, April 8th will take place a walk from Corsano to the Ionian sea along the ancient “Salt Ways”. The initiative is organized by the He. Arts Association.
Partner: Association Il Giunco, Association Messapi Land, Association He.Arts
April 7th, 2018
Selinunte – Castelvetrano (TP) – Sicily
Presentation of the Project “Olive Oil Museum Network in the Mediterranean”
April 9th, 2018
Marciana Marina Elba Island (Tuscany – Italy)
Forum of Associations
Photo exhibition “People, places, traditions”
Partner: Pro Loco Marciana Marina, Municipality of Marciana Marina, Vismara Yacht, Association Italy Our Tuscan Archipelago
April, 13th – April, 20th
Palermo, Gibellina, Mozia/Marsala, Agrigento, Selinunte/Castelvetrano, Erice – Sicily
Students of the College Cours Bastide of Marseilles (France) will make an intercultural travel to discover the Phoenicians’ Route in Sicily.
April, 17th – April, 21st
Palermo, Cefalù, Monreale, Mozia, Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice – Sicily
Students of the Suore Marcelline Institute of Milan (Italy) will make an intercultural travel to discover the Phoenicians’ Route in Sicily.
April, 25th – May, 2nd
Erice, Mozia, Marsala, Selinunte/Castelvetrano, Sambuca di Sicilia, Agrigento, Santa Croce Camerina, Modica, Ragusa, Siracusa, Letojanni, Etna Vulcan, Cefalù, Palermo – Sicily
Plein Air Camper Tour 2018 on the Phoenicians’ Route in Sicily
A media campaign through a tour in stages to discover and launch a new SmartWay in Sicily, coming into contact with the true and authentic Sicilian identity, consisting of endless facets of cultures, traditions, landscapes and gastronomy. The proposal is carried out in collaboration with various operators of experiential and creative tourism.
Partners of the initiative: Sicilian Region, Confesercenti Assocamping, PleinAir Magazine.
June, 20th MAEC Museum of the Etruscan Academy and of the city of Cortona (AR) – Tuscany
June, 23rd MANN National Archaeological Museum of Naples – Campania
Two days of seminars and round tables on the subject “Iberians and Etruscans in the Ancient Mediterranean among archaeological research, Cultural Routes and tourism development“, where it is possible to establish a dialogue among Local Organizations, Universities and Cultural Institutes, Cultural Route Technicians and all cultural heritage stakeholders, as indicated in the Faro Convention.
Specific meetings are also planned with high school students focusing on the Faro Convention and the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.
Partners of the initiative: University of Jaèn / Institute of Iberian Archeology, MAEC Museum of Cortona, MANN National Archaeological Museum of Naples, American Lebanese University, University of Bologna, ATS Pro Terra Sancta, Etruscan Academy of Cortona and Diputación of Jaén.
April 19th – April 21st (Jaén)
Event “Iberians and Etruscans in the ancient Mediterranean between archaeological research, cultural routes and tourism development”
Partners: University of Jaèn / Institute of Iberian Archeology, MAEC Museum of Cortona, MANN National Archaeological Museum of Naples, American Lebanese University, University of Bologna, ATS Pro Terra Sancta, Etruscan Academy of Cortona and Diputación of Jaén.
Majorca – Balearic Islands
Historical regatta of Mallorca Historical Regatta of Mallorca between the islands of Sa Galera (Palma) and Na Guardis (Ses Salines), a naval route used by the Punics 2200 years ago as a cultural and commercial route. A historical re-enactment and, above all, a reflection on the nautical knowledge and skills of the Phoenicians, a true intangible cultural heritage in the Mediterranean.
Partners of the initiative: Municipality of Ses Salines, Associació d’Amics de Sa Galera, Association of Hoteliers of Colònia de Sant Jordi, Nautical Club of Sant Antoni de la Platja (Can Pastilla), Nautical Club of Sa Ràpita and the Agència de Turisme Balear.
April – date to be defined
Mengíbar, Deputación de Jaén (Andalucia)
Conference “The importance of Olive Oil in the Mediterranean“, exhibition on the culture of olive oil, guided tours and educational activities at the Terra Oleum Museum.
May, 3rd – May, 10th
Ibiza – Balearic Islands
Students of the High School IIS of Castiglion Fiorentino, twinned with students of Escola d’Art d’Eivissa, will make an intercultural travel to discover the Phoenicians’ Route on the island of Ibiza.
Event: “The importance of Intercultural Dialogue in the fight against terrorism”
Guided tour of the Bardo National Museum – Tunis
Partner: Collège Lasalle (Institution Canadienne) – Tunis; Association des Anciens du Lycée Imam Moslem – El Menzah, Association Tunisienne Patrimoine et Environement, Agence de Mise en Valeur du Patrimoine et de la Promotion Culturelle.