Taranto Vecchia / Domus Armenorum

This project aims to make accesible and familiar the old Taranto and at the same time to challenge the progressive abandonment of the city. 

Initiated from a spontaneous rehabilitation of the Domus Armenorum promoted by the residents, it combines a social integration with the enhancement of the existing cultural heritage through a self-management guided-tour platform which directly involves tourists in the context of Old Taranto.

Far from historic places the ancient island of Taranto maintains the charm of an urban center still inhabited by Tarantini, keepers of the historical memory, the traditions, the language and culture. Able to give the tourists experience Different From Traditional holidays and unique.

At Domus Armenorum in Piazza Monteoliveto guests can receive information and assistance, use a free Wi-Fi, hire tablets with the Application multingue "Solidarity", an audio tour which explain the cultural heritage of the Old City.

Guests can book tours with local operators, they can also be part of the network of private houses managed by the local community sharing spaces, participating and collaborating in the construction of a new idea to experience this part of Taranto.
 

Model

Location
Taranto
For whom is it?
people interested in an experience within the local community of Taranto Vecchia
a/ initiator
LUA - Domus Armenorum - Taranto Vecchia
b/ provider
Domus Armenorum - Taranto Vecchia

Characteristics

Critical
3
promoting a social tourism experience
Social
4
initiated to support the local community
Participatory
1
Inviting people to share the local everyday life
Responsible
3
enhancing the local cultural heritage
Bottom up
4
initiated by a local action
Inventive
2
combining an urban regeneration with a touristic strategy
Site-specific
4
aware of the context
Educative
3
involvong new generation in a collective process of rehabilitation
Local
4
established with and within the local community

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