The article describes the complex of Villa Reimann starting from the results of a research study and reflects on the possibility to promote the villa as a nodal point of the system of the Archaeological Park of Siracusa, recently established. The villa was donated in 1979 by Christian Reimann to the municipality of Siracusa, with the explicit request to use it as a venue for university-level training and educational activities. It is located near the Neapolis’ archaeological area and the Carratore Latomia – one of the ancient stone quarries in the southern edge of Akradina cliff – and therefore falls within the perimeter of the Archaeological Park, but it is cut off from the main touristic trails. The site includes elements with a high cultural value for the history of the city, from the ancient period to the contemporary one. Besides the small nineteenth-century building of Villa Fegotto, the complex hosts a citrus grove, a garden of exotic plants with about 150 species, as well as the remains of a part of the Greek necropolis that continues in the adjacent archaeological area. Today, some cultural associations allow the conservation of the villa and its heritage; the declaration of cultural interest from the Government is one of the most important objectives recently achieved to access to new resources for the maintenance, that the complex needs. In this framework, the inclusion of Villa Reimann in the naturalistic and archeological touristic trail could be an opportunity for the complex enhancement. The Villa could offer some services that today are missing, such as a rest area where the visitors could find information about the network of archaeological points of interest. This could favour both a continuous and compatible use of the site – avoiding the threat of under-use – and an improvement of the touristic network of the city.
|Titolo:||Enhancement of cultural heritage through the inclusion in tourist trails. Reflections on the case-study of the complex of Villa Reimann in Siracusa|
CIRCO, CHIARA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|