The project

The digitization of Molise coastal heritage in Molise Coast web app was financed through European funds of the Management of heritage in coastal landscapes HERICOAST project and arises from the need to analyze, catalog and digitize the coastal heritage in order to proceed to its enhancement.

The methodology used for the mapping and description of the territory was based on direct meetings, interviews, exploratory walks in the municipalities of the Molise coast, integrated with scientific research (territorial analysis) and with the use of communication tools (video, story- telling).

Through the digitalization of tangible and intangible coastal heritage, a web-app has been created, an application that looks like an app but runs directly within the browser, a real web-portal that combines a wealth of content to innovative enhancement and promotion tools to foster integrated communication: through a smartphone or POI, the user is able to access a series of short information, photos and videos designed to provide essential data on the entire coastal heritage of Molise.

The Molise Coast portal was created by the Molise Orientale Touristic District, supported by the Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno e Turismo of Termoli and the Molise Region, with the sustain of a group of professionals and the active participation of the inhabitants of the coastal area.

HERICOAST – Management of heritage in coastal landscapes is a project on the management and enhancement of coastal heritage. It’s attended by partners who have gained experience in the natural and cultural sectors of the coastal landscape and in the management policy of the heritage, aimed, as envisaged in the Interreg Europe Program, to reduce “the disparities in the levels of development, growth and quality of life in European regions”.

Lead Partner

  • Vest-Agder County Council (Norway)


  • Tulcea County Council (Romania)
  • Castilla y León Regional Government
  • Regional Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Spain)
  • Molise Region (Italy)
  • Leartibai Development Agency – (Spain)
  • Donegal County Council (Ireland)

Advisory Partners

  • Civilscape (Netherlands)
  • Research Institute Clue+, Vu University Amsterdam (Netherlands)

The project aims to implement the regional policies of European countries in management of maritime and fluvial heritage, stimulating the development of new models of participatory and integrated management for a better balance between exploitation measures and coastal landscape preservation, through three phases:

  1. identification and analysis of heritage & territorial situations;
  2. exchange of experience and good practice within heritage management;
  3. development of regional action plans through participatory involvement of stakeholders.

Molise Region promotes the conservation of cultural heritage within its territory through the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020, financed by ERDF. The objectives 5.2.1 and 5.1.1. of axis 5 “environment, tourism and culture”, 6c priority, are to improve the preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage in areas of strategic relevance by enhancing systemic and integrated resources and territorial jurisdictions.