Romane heritage route formed

first_imgThe Roman route includes Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania, with a total of 40 sites. The creation of this route of Roman heritage began at the initiative of the Council of Europe through the Routes4U project. This project aims to encourage the development of transnational cultural routes, to preserve the heritage in four European macro regions, ie the Adriatic-Ionian, Baltic, Alpine and Danube regions. Find out more about the project HERE “This is the beginning of a really new direction in the development of the cultural offer of the city of Vinkovci, which we will put in the function of tourism through various projects that we hope to realize”Said the director of the Vinkovci Tourist Board, Martina Matković. According to the previously expressed interest in partnership on the route of Roman heritage, the representative of the Tourist Board of Vinkovci, director Martina Matković, presented the efforts so far in education, promotion and content creation on the Roman Empire. Photo: TZ Vinkovci Photo: TZ Vinkovci After several months of cooperation and after many years of communication on the topic of Roman heritage, the Tourist Board of the City of Vinkovci was invited to attend the establishment of a new route at the EU and the Council of Europe. After the feasibility study, the partners expressed interest in participating in this route and follow the steps for certification of the route, which is a prerequisite for further development of projects on the route, heritage preservation and its presentation as well as tourist valorization. The meeting, which brought together interested countries and specific partners from the Adriatic, Ionian and Danube areas, including the Tourist Board of Vinkovci, discussed the formation of the umbrella route “Romane heritage route” and the Iron Age route and the route of Saints Cyril and Methodius. Vinkovci, as the oldest city in Europe, in the area where people have lived continuously for more than 8300 years, keeps many secrets underground, and the entire area of ​​Vinkovci has been declared a protected archaeological zone since 1982. By the way, it is less known how two Roman emperors, Valens and Valentinian, were born in Vinkovci (Colonia Aurelia Cibalae, the Roman name of Vinkovci).  Two Roman emperors were born in Vinkovci A new tourist route is being established at the EU, ie the Council of Europe, it is a route that shows the Roman heritage – Roman heritage route. Colonia Aurelia Cibalae was the third largest city in the province of Pannonia Sekundi, which stretched in the present-day area of ​​Slavonia, Srijem and Baranja, after the capitals of Sirmium (S. Mitrovica) and Mursa (Osijek). The city was founded at the beginning of the first century and is slowly developing into a trade and craft center. During the reign of Hadrian (117-138) it received the status of a municipium (Municipium Aelium Cibalae), and from the end of the 2nd or the beginning of the 3rd century the city was elevated to the rank of a colony. The basis of economic development is agriculture and the ceramics industry, as evidenced by over 80 ceramic kilns found to date. The city experienced the peak of development through the 4th century, when the city and its surroundings lived between 5 and 10 thousand inhabitants, and the city covered an area of ​​about 550.000 m2. Apart from the fact that they were already a Christian diocese in the first half of the 2nd century and that we know the names of one of the bishops (Eusebius (? -258)) and one of the scribes (Polyon (? -304)), the most important people born in Cibale are Valentinian (364-375) and Valens (364-378), brothers and the only Roman emperors born in present-day Croatia. RELATED NEWS:last_img

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