Claustra+ cross-border destination of cultural and green tourism Claustra Alpium Iuliarum
Duration of the project: 1st of August 2017 – 31st of January 2020
General goal of the project: Active protection of the heritage by sustainable tourism – historical roman defence sistem Claustra Alpium Iuliarum on the territory of Croatia and Slovenia
Project partners: Javni zavod RS za varstvo kulturne dediščine (leading partner), Zavod Ivana Cankarja za kulturo, šport in turizem Vrhnika, Narodni muzej Slovenije, Zavod Republike Slovenije za varstvo narave, Hrvatski restauratorski zavod, Primorsko-goranska županija, Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka, Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka and TZ Kvarnera
Budget: 1.779.988,15 €; PPMHP share: 149.444,03 €
Financial support: European Union – Europan Regional Development Fund (85%) as part of the Cooperation Programme INTERREG V-A Slovenia – Croatia 2014. – 2020., Municipality of Kostrena (70.000,00 HRK) and by partners.
Claustra Alpium Iuliarum is a late Roman defence system that protected the passages to the heart of the Roman Empire. Archaeological remains of the system span from Rijeka in Croatia to the Posočje in Slovenia; the barriers purposefully follow natural features of the rugged terrain. Claustra represents an outstanding example of the integration of architecture within the natural environment which experience is closely connected to the experience of nature as the archaeological remains are mainly located in wooded areas that often overlap with protected natural & woodland areas. Remains are not properly conserved, displayed & accessible, there is also a need to increase their visibility as a common destination for cultural & green tourism.
More about Claustra: www.claustra.org.