HGK – Split County Chamber became part of the European network of UNESCO protected lesser-known sites Mirabilia

first_imgIf tourists want to explore UNESCO sites in Croatia, it is difficult to find a better base for it than Split. Within a two-hour drive, or ferry ride, as many as six UNESCO sites are easily accessible. Start from Split and Diocletian’s Palace, and then “jump” to Šibenik and the local Cathedral of St. James. On the way back, stop at the medieval jewel of Trogir. Tourists can spend a day on the island of Hvar and visit Starogradsko polje. Just an hour’s drive into the interior of Dalmatia is one of the medieval cemeteries with stećak tombstones. Not too far away in BiH is the old town of Mostar. Also, on day trips it is possible to see two more UNESCO sites, Dubrovnik and Plitvice Lakes National Park. The only site that is somewhat harder to reach is the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec. Split as an ideal central point of research of UNESCO sites in Croatia There is a great potential of this platform that offers a number of opportunities for the development of new cultural and tourist routes and programs, which are interesting to tourists throughout the year, which ultimately strengthens tourism throughout Europe. UNESCO also has its own list of intangible world heritage, and Split is once again a great base for tourists to get to know some of them: Mediterranean food, traditional klapa singing, silent wheel from the Dalmatian hinterland, ojkanje, Sinjska alka, procession for the cross on the island of Hvar, and lace made of the leaves of agave, also on Hvar. HGK – Split County Chamber at the Mirabilia network is also part of the working group for cooperation with the governing bodies of UNESCO protected areas, which carries out a series of activities to connect with UNESCO governing bodies and raise awareness on sustainable tourism in the destination.  In addition to the Split Chamber, chambers from France, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia have also expressed interest in joining the network, and this initiative has now been extended to more than 50 chambers from Spain to Bulgaria. Mirabilia promotes the territories and routes of UNESCO protected, lesser-known sites and enables tourists to get to know other, lesser-known and valuable UNESCO places in addition to staying in large and famous tourist destinations. center_img The memorandum was signed on behalf of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce by the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber Joze Tomaš, who pointed out that the Split-Dalmatia County, with its richness in UNESCO-protected sites, offers numerous opportunities for cooperation in this area.  European network of UNESCO protected lesser-known sites Mirabilia, which was founded in 2012. in Italy, is in the process of expanding to other European countries.  “We in the Split-Dalmatia County are lucky to live and work in a county where four of the ten UNESCO sites in Croatia are located. It is a treasure and a boon, but also an obligation, because it is up to us to protect and preserve that heritage and at the same time to promote and improve it in the best possible way, taking care of the sustainability of the destination.Said Tomas. By networking lesser-known localities with popular tourist cities, guests are also offered new, additional facilities and an innovative approach, and chambers of commerce are there to recognize these new niches and facilities and apply them to EU funds through joint projects, said Joze Tomas. With the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in Matera, Italy, on November 18, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber became a member of this platform. With the accession of the Mirabilia Chamber in Split, 13,5 thousand of its members get the opportunity to create new products and connect through more than 50 EU chambers of commerce.  Split as the center of the UNESCO story in Croatia. Good selling point, Is it? Photo: Pixabay.comlast_img read more

‘Villainous’ Diego Costa not to blame for Arsenal defeat, claims Gunners legend

first_imgArsenal legend Liam Brady has called Chelsea striker Diego Costa ‘a villain’, but concedes the Spanish hitman was not to blame for the Gunners’ 1-0 defeat on Sunday.The Blues made it nine games without defeat against Arsene Wenger’s men as Costa’s first-half goal claimed victory over the Gunners, who played more than 70 minutes with ten men after Per Mertesacker was sent off after an early tangle with the striker.Costa was at the centre of controversy the last time the two Premier League giants clashed in September, as Arsenal ending the Stamford Bridge encounter with nine men largely thanks to the forward’s theatrics with Chelsea winning 2-0.Gunners boss Wenger has again accused the former Atletico Madrid man of deliberately getting one of men sent off, after Mertesacker was shown red for a last-man challenge, though replays showed contact between the pair was minimal.But former midfielder Brady believes the call from referee Mark Clattenburg was the correct one.“Diego Costa was without a doubt the villain of the game at Stamford Bridge, but I don’t think you can blame too much on him yesterday,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It was a sending off, Costa was through on goal. If Mertesacker watches that again I think he’d feel he should have let Costa take his chance and let him go on goal. He had Petr Cech to beat and Koscielney would have put him under all sorts of pressure and he might not have scored.“With 11 men we could have won the game. The team played well in spells and with ten men we had a few great chances to score and get the draw.”The defeat meant Arsenal missed the chance to climb above Leicester City to the top of the Premier League standings, after the Foxes beat Stoke on Saturday to go three points clear at the summit.The Gunners remain tied on points [44] with second place Manchester City, while fierce rivals Tottenham are only two points behind in fourth, but Brady believes Wenger’s men still have a great chance to end their wait for a Premier League title.“If you look at the table, it looks like the title race is between four teams – the current top four,” he added.“If Arsenal can stay around the top for the next five or six weeks, get good results against Leicester, Spurs and Manchester United and win against the other teams, then I think we’re in with a great chance of winning the title this year.”last_img read more