THE FORGOTTEN CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF BAY OF KOTOR.
VALORISATION OF MEDIEVAL PATH AND RUINS IN PRCANJ.
In the last decade, the region of the Bay of Kotor, which has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1979, has become the area of severe destruction of the cultural landscape due to the excessive building industry. My master thesis, which was defended at Politecnico di Milano in July 2018, investigates and defines the particularity of the cultural landscape of the Bay of Kotor and provides a model for its restoration by involving common citizens in decision making processes. The medieval pathway, which is the main topic of the master thesis, has already been restored, cleared and opened as a light hiking trail in Prcanj and included into the comprehensive map of cultural trails of Montenegro. The Valley of St. Anna as cultural landscape of immense importance is going to be protected under the new urban study of Kotor municipality. New solar boats have already been introduced as sustainable water transport in Bay of Kotor, while the cruise ships as the example of unsustainable water transport was posponed during 2020. and the first half od 2021. due to the Covid 19 crisis. The positive steps towards raising awareness for protection of the cultural landscape in the Bay of Kotor are being made. To read more, click on the link below.