Zadar Study Visit "Discovering the natural and cultural heritage of Zadar County" - Zadar Study Visit "Discovering the natural and cultural heritage of Zadar County" - BOOST5

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Zadar Study Visit "Discovering the natural and cultural heritage of Zadar County"

Published on 04/01/2023 (last modified 11/01/2023)

START DATE

Jan 27, 2023 h.9:30

END DATE

Jan 27, 2023 h.

PLACE

Zadar

The purpose of the study visit is to support the sustainable tourism approach in Zadar County and the development of rural tourism while exploiting the preserved joint cultural assets. Also, it aims to present the less-known natural and cultural heritage of the Zadar rural area to stakeholders and the general public.

Rare are the areas that provide the possibility to absorb so many different atmospheres within small distances. Zadar County is one of them. On a total area of just 7.486.91 km2 (3.641.91 km2 land, and 3.845.00 km2 sea) we can: feel the freshness of the Lika air, see the sparkle of karst rivers, enjoy the delights of sailing and visiting 116 islands and islets, enjoy walks through the old towns’ centers, national beauties and nature parks, Bukovica karst and Ravni kotari fertile land, experience fishing on the largest Croatian lake, try hiking the longest Croatian mountain, etc. The protected areas extend from the Velebit Mountain to the coast (Vransko jezero Lake, Paklenica National Park, Nin lagoon….); the monuments are present both in the inland areas and in the historical centres of the coastal towns. The innermost areas are enriched by further natural areas in the Dinaric Alps, as well as places of worship, ancient villages, castles and fortifications, archaeological sites. The area is also characterized by a rich intangible heritage, food, and wine (wines and cheeses), and is linked to traditional singing. The proximity between the coastal area and the internal area constitutes an opportunity to create synergies for the enhancement of natural and cultural heritage as part of a single system. This new integrated vision will stimulate visitors from coastal areas to also explore the inland areas, understanding historical and natural relationships with greater awareness.

BOOST5 project tackles one of the region’s main challenges: valorising and preserving the rich and varied cultural heritage and taking advantage of it in a sustainable way to support economic development. The purpose of this study visit is to support the sustainable tourism approach in Zadar County and the development of rural tourism while exploiting the preserved joint cultural assets. Also, it aims to present the less-known natural and cultural heritage of the Zadar rural area to stakeholders and the general public. During this tour, we will discover the following natural and cultural heritage: Native Museum Benkovac, Asseria, Fort Kličevica, Vransko lake and Heritage hotel Maškovića Han.

The study visit will be held on 27th January 2023., starting from the Zadar County Development Agency Zadra Nova (Put Murvice 14) at 9:30 am. The final agenda is available here.

 

Participation upon invitation only.