ITALY - Looking for Myths
Frederick II Hohenstaufen: Governance as Culture
Our purpose is to travel through a magnifying glass and look for a new experience and taste. Ten places in the south of Italy are filling the gap left by Goethe, who, shipping from Naples to Palermo, cut out of his Journey one of the most ancient parts of Italy, rich in history, heritage and culture. But this heritage is an incredible container of stories, myths, and traditions. In front of myths, the starting point of the discovery, young and old are in the same mood. Enriched with texts, pictures, animations and audiovisuals, our myths are deeply imaginary, as myths are. The red thread on our map leads to ten places, the pearls in the necklace, connected in one journey, using fantasy as fuel.
GREECE - The United States of Europe
Dress Rehearsal: Rhodes, 1306-1522
In 1309 Rhodes becomes home to the warrior monks, the Knights Hospitallers. The Order attracts nobility from all over Europe to serve the cross of the eight stars. They settle down along the ancient street that leads to the port, the Street of the Knights, where they build the assembly places for each nationality: the inns of France, Germany, Auvergne, Spain, England, Provence, Italy, and Castile, still intact today. The red thread on our map leads to twelve places, the pearls in the necklace, connected in one journey, using fantasy as fuel. The ebook EUROTHENTICA is part of the EU funded project DIVERTIMENTO. Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey create an authentic storytelling in 70 places with motion, emotion and imagination. EUROTHENTICA is calling for legendary journeys, memory places, cultural sensations, culinary discoveries, games and adventures. In the reign of the unexpected a brave, new world emerges at your fingertips. Curiosity lifts the veil.
SPAIN - MAZARICOS
The inner journey on the Santiago Way
Mazaricos is a territory with markedly contrasting and stunning landscapes. The viewpoints on the sides of Mount Aro, provide for excellent opportunities to view mountains and valleys, wild spaces, farmland and thick forests, open grasslands and isolated villages, winding watercourses and roads. From this balcony, which is open to the four winds, we can see the Fervenza dam to the northeast which interrupts the slow flow of the River Xallas, thus creating a large lake perfect for sports and leisure. On its shores lies the service company NATURMAZ, which one of the largest leisure and adventure centres in Galicia. To the northwest, there is the steep and sinuous Mount Corzón and the valleys formed by the rivers of Mazaricos in the foreground. In the distance, the valley formed by the River Beba faces the profile of Mount Ruña.
SLOVENIA - THE LAST CONSPIRACY
The Plot of Fate in Castle Race, 1668
During the mid-17th century curious events took place at Rače castle. Ivan Erasmus Tattenbach, who was at that time the owner of the castle, secretly joined a conspiracy against the Emperor Leopold I of Habsburg. This intriguing story was later brought to the attention of the Slovene writer Josip Jurčič who used it as the basis for the first Slovene historic novel Ivan Erasmus Tattenbach. During his tenure in Maribor he spent his every free moment among the locals of Rače listening to stories of the conspiracy. Be part of Conspiracy and find the conspiracy letter.
ROMANIA - THE PEOPLE’S VERDICT
Alba Julia, 1st of December 1918
Our purpose is to reveal through “the present eyes” of witnesses’ descendants the ancient events that defined Romania becoming as modern state. The significance, the emotions and the cultural values of the 10 moments in the secular history are presented as potential start points for future thoughts, guidelines or just reflections about EU area human development through multiculturalism. People free movement is designing the new model of community structure; working and living together means also (re)discovering, sharing and embracing the common values and specific cultural experiences.
BULGARIA - THE GOLDEN ANCHOR
Golden Anchor is a striving mission which traces stories to enlighten Varna as a valuable and attractive place of diplomats, noblemen, scientists, etc., a shelter of neighborhoods uniting Bulgarians, Greeks, Turks, Jewish, Armenians, Russians to live in peace and harmony, to work together and to be friends forever. Golden Anchor is the place where past and the present are brining into accord thus making a gigantic leap into the industrial, commercial, tourist and human development of the city. The ebook EUROTHENTICA is part of the EU funded project DIVERTIMENTO. Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey create an authentic storytelling in 70 places with motion, emotion and imagination. EUROTHENTICA is calling for legendary journeys, memory places, cultural sensations, culinary discoveries, games and adventures. In the reign of the unexpected a brave, new world emerges at your fingertips.
TURKEY - CONNECTING CULTURES
A truly Eurasian Story
The world is a stage and every man is an actor. Our purpose is to travel through a magnifying glass and look for a new experience and taste. Ten places in the Eastern Black Sea today, will lead us to dive back into the footsteps of Jason and the Argonauts, Xenophon and the Myriads, Alexander the Great and Emperor Han Wudi in the discovery of the Silk Road, and Lucius Licinius Luculus and the discovery of cherries, Marco Polo and his golden passport, the Grand Comnenoi and the Trapezuntine Empire, Sultan Mehmet, Bayezid, Selim, Suleiman, Murad, Evliya Celebi and his Book of Travels, and the Autumn Tour of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at the birth of the young Republic. The red thread on the map leads to ten heritage places in the Eastern Black Sea, the pearls in the necklace, connected in one journey, using fantasy as fuel. Each place becomes a story container and a carrier of narration, able to adjust to our life, to shape our bonds and common roots; the character of a community, the local identity. Connecting Cultures. A truly Eurasian Story will be the title of our collection of stories. The red thread is self-consistent with no beginning or end. It is not a road, but a shape: the shape of our journey. It doesn’t represent the world exactly as it is, but helps us to immerse in the historic times of the Hellenes and the Chinese, the Romans and the Byzantines, the Venetians and the Genoese, the Mongols and the Ottomans, to be carried away by the myths, the Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Age of Discovery, the young Republic. The shape of our journey is not in use by ordinary geometry, but is sinuous as the path of memory.