Mosta Local Council, Malta
The implementation of the project has led to better management, valorisation, and promotion of the archaeological sites in the Iblea area and in Malta which were subject to interventions regarding their safety and conservation. Thanks to these actions it has been possible to turn these sites into potential cultural tourist attractions thus generating the opportunity of socio-economic development in terms of numbers of visitors and in lengthening the holiday season, apart from rediscovering the roots of a common cultural identity. The ARCHAEOTUR sites were regenerated and improvements made for access, such as repairing paths and dry-stone walls, the building of wooden walkways and fencing and the setting up of a visitor welcome centre with the virtual reconstruction of the archaeological surroundings. The usability of the regenerated sites has enabled the planning and realization of common – thematically distinct – heritage trails containing maps and trail types at the Ragusa, Santa Croce Camerina, Rabat and Mosta sites. The project has placed a great deal of attention on the fruition of the heritage trails by children and the diversely able person creating learner friendly educational programmes through ICT and multimedia supports.