ADRIFORT project aims to strengthen the cross border collaboration between the partners through the recovering, promotion and development of fortified heritage.
Fortresses constitute an essential part of the tangible heritage that links Adriatic coasts to the cultural level.
The main hypothesis of ADRIFORT project is that a new path of sustainable development should be achieved with the active participation of the different levels of government (state, regional and municipal) in the promotion of the fortified heritage.
Four fortresses are directly involved in the project: Forte Marghera (Venice), Forts in the Štinjan area (Pola), Lezha Castle (Tirana) and Trojica Fortress (Kotor) through small interventions/actions of structural recovery. Other four fortresses are linked in different ways to project activities as best practices of heritage valorisation, for the benefit of the nearby territories and for tourist purposes: City of Piran walls, Rocca Brancaleone in Ravenna; Gallipoli Castle in Apulia Region and Fortified system of the City of Corfu.
A large and different number of fortresses are involved in ADRIFORT project: from a constructions of great dimensions to the most recent and small buildings. We can find them in several geographic placements: islands, urban complexes or still in natural areas.
In some cases, they already represent a tourist attraction; in others, they constitute a strong identity factor for the nearby communities, while some others are still in search for the participation of local communities.