MUCCIA, 25 JUNE 2021 - the ribbon has been cut that symbolizes the rebirth of the ancient mill of 1200 which, after an important restoration and revaluation work, becomes the driving force of the tourist rebirth of inland areas thanks to community funding obtained with interregional funds in Italy - Croatia for the implementation of the project "MADE IN-LAND - Management and DEvelopment of INLANDs" whose main purpose is the enhancement of the hinterland, through the development of innovative methods of tourist use. A cutting-edge pilot project that unites the Italian and Croatian inland areas, enhancing their capital from a cross-border perspective.
Present at the ribbon cutting ceremony, in addition to the Mayor of Muccia Mario Baroni, the Regional Manager Andrea Pellei and the Project Manager, Raffaella Triponsi, representing the Marche Region as project leader and representing Unicam as technical-scientific partner, the Vice Rector of the University of Camerino, Graziano Leoni, and Prof. Massimo Sargolini.
The Mayor of Muccia opened the meeting with institutional greetings and thanks to all those who participated and contributed to the creation of the One Stop Information Center (OSIC) or the unique information center thanks to which the structure of the old mill of Muccia, restored thanks to donations from the Tuscany Region, it has been set up with innovative systems and technologies to provide tourists with information and services necessary for an easier use of the cultural and natural heritage.
Thanks to the replicability of the project co-financed by the Interreg Italy - Croatia 2014 - 2020 Program, with a total project value of € 2,218,069.31 with co-financing of € 1,885,358.86 (85%), the Vice Rector of Unicam, Graziano Leoni , bringing the greetings of the Magnificent Rector Claudio Pettinari, underlined how the solidity of the scientific approach, guaranteed by the work carried out by the Unicam team, led by Prof. Massimo Sargolini and constituted by the architects Paolo Santarelli and Roberta Angelini, will allow the project to be used as a model in other European territories.
The Scientific Coordinator of the Project, Prof. Massimo Sargolini, expressed satisfaction for the steps forward made with the implementation of the project in the strategy of enhancing the internal areas and for how the mill from Varano (OSIC of the Made in Land project) represents, as in the other hubs envisaged in the Made in Land project, a place where the interaction between "slow and fast" is sought with the awareness that this interaction is the guarantee for making the small villages of inland areas survive in our age. Through this dialogue, small villages will be able to keep their identities alive within global networks (fast networks of mobility and digital communications).
Dr. Marco Cocciarini, of Globe inside, illustrated in detail the services offered by the project, the digital tools available, the methods of management and operation, underlining the innovative contents on an IT and digital level. It is not a simple tourist office, but a "relational" service, that is, an office that intends not only to offer information services to tourists, but to connect the service providers in the area with potential users.