Italferr attends the Mediterranean Bourse of Archaeological Tourism

20th edition, from 26 to 29 October 2017 in the Archaeological Area of the ancient city of Paestum.

ITALFERR, represented by the Architecture, Environment and Communities Business Unit, attended the Mediterranean Bourse of Archaeological Tourism, the only trade fair worldwide dealing with the archaeological and ArcheoVirtual heritage, an innovative international exhibition of multimedia, interactive and virtual technologies, in the stand of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio – Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape Heritage Protection Authority – for the metropolitan area of Naples, with the Ministry of Culture and RFI.

A successful format, witnessed by the prestigious sponsorships of international organisations such as UNESCO and UNWTO (the United Nations of Culture and Tourism), and by the 10,000 visitors, 100 exhibitors from 25 different countries, 300 speakers, 150 operators and 100 accredited journalists.

Three audiovisuals illustrated the latest finds during the preventive archaeology campaigns conducted in association with the construction of the Naples-Bari main line.

No less than 87 sample surveys were carried out, between July 2014 and January 2015, on the alternative route of the Naples – Cancello section of the line (14 km long), in connection with Phase 1 of the Preventive Archaeology Campaign. Subsequently the Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape Protection Authority of the metropolitan area of Naples, based on the outcome of the campaign, required a phase 1b to be implemented, featuring a further 97 survey points over a total area of 280,000 m2, along the designed trackbed route. The surveys started in July 2016 and are approaching completion in the more archaeologically critical areas.
The surveys have returned a myriad of elements and findings relating to prehistoric and protohistoric necropolises and settlements, Roman villas and towns, elements of the ancient rural landscape, and Roman and Late Antique necropolises.