"We want the Genoese fortresses of Crimea to be recognized and included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of a serial monument, — said the project manager Giovanni Spalla, and explained that this is about including the Crimean objects in the general map of the Genoese heritage. − This is a very high, but not an easy task. Earlier there was an attempt to include the objects of Genoese heritage in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, but it ended in failure. These errors must be taken into account so that this does not happen anymore".
Now the scientists have compiled a map showing the maximum of Genoese heritage objects, concentrated in the Black Sea-Azov Basin. In the future, tourist routes will be developed to the locations of the Genoese objects, including those in Crimea.
"We want to create cultural routes and provide an opportunity for tourists and local residents to walk them, to see how it was and what remained. What changes have occurred, what wars have happened. This is very interesting and it will allow attracting tourists, including foreigners", — G. Spalla is convinced.
In her turn, the Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Larisa Opanasyuk during the meeting thanked the Italian guests for their interest in the region, mentioning that this is a "very noble project".
"Crimea is really an amazing region, here are many monuments of historical and cultural heritage, many of them, including those that you plan to explore, are of the world significance. I think that during your stay on the Crimean land you will be convinced that here are not only significant objects of cultural heritage, but also very hospitable people. We will do everything to ensure that our work is fruitful and perspective, that cooperation lasts for many years", — L. Opanasyuk summed up.