The Kick-off meeting of the project Polysemi – Park of literary travels of Greece and Magna Graecia”, co-funded for 900.000 euro by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, was held on 7 June in Bari (Sala De Trizio, Centro Polifunzionale Studenti dell’Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”)
Lead partner of the project is the University of Bari Aldo Moro, the Department of Literature, languages, arts. Italianistics and comparative cultures. The project partners are the Municipality of Taranto, the Department of Informatics of the Ionian University, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Region of Ionian Islands.
POLYSEMI project, funded under the Axis 2 of the Programme (i.e., Integrated Environmental Management), aims to promote the creation of a “Literary Travel Park of Greece and Magna Graecia”, with the development of forms of sustainable and seasonally literary tourism, interested in the identity of the places of Puglia and the Ionian Islands.
The basic actions of POLYSEMI include the creation of ten literary itineraries that will be created on the web and on site, following the trail of the writers’ travel diaries; a digital library of travel literature will be set up concerning the geographic area included in the project; tourist-literary training courses will be organized with “stages” and related workshops, in order to train professionals specialized in cultural tourism. All the activities carried out within the POLYSEMi project will have their visibility on the Park’s digital portal, which will offer pages/showcases for the widest dissemination of contents and results. From this point of view the digital portal is to be seen as a fundamental tool for the realization of the POLYSEMi project, including its cultural, economic and social aspects, and as a container and pool of connections for the main activities and resources carried out throughout the project’s two years lifetime.