The Ministry of Culture has announced that 13 applications have been presented for the “European Heritage Label”- 2023 selection, EU recognition, in English “European Heritage Label”, aimed at enhancing, every two years, the common cultural heritage, through which to strengthen the sense of belonging to the Union.
Three out of thirteen candidates are Sicilian. To contend for recognition, the eighteenth century San Leonardo bridge in Termini Imerese (proposed by Rodoarte onlus), the arbereshe intangible heritage of Piana degli Albanesi – Hora e Arbëreshëvet (proposed by the Municipality of Piana degli Albanesi) and theState Archive of Palermo (proposed by the Archival Superintendence of Sicily).
Each candidate has filed a dossier, drawn up on the basis of the formats attached to the announcement, elaborated by the European Commission which manages the initiative.
The last Italian site to be awarded the title, as part of the 2021 selection, was the Municipality of Ventotene last April, which joined the other three places already selected: the Casa De Gasperi Museum (Brand in the 2014 selection) , Forte Cadine (Brand in the 2017 selection) and the archaeological area of Ostia Antica (Brand in the 2019 selection).
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