img. Hydraulic heritage in Campina de Faro | Patrimonio idraulico nel territorio di Faro di Pietro Masi – 2022 – Promoter Digital Gallery, Italy – CC BY via Europeana.
Stemming from the partnership with INCULTUM H2020 project dedicated to promote cultural tourism in Europe, PHOTOCONSORTIUM aggregated a selected collection of contemporary travel photography in Europeana.
As a curatorial effort to promote the reuse of cultural collections in the area of tourism, a number of nice Europeana galleries was also created, to discover unknown or lesser known locations and stories of communities in Europe.
Today we present “Discovering Campina de Faro, Portugal“.
This is part of the coastal plain of the Algarve, with an ancient and continuous human occupation. Situated on an aquifer and with fertile soils, it is still, despite urban-touristic pressure, a living testimony of the historical interdependence between the cities and the food production space (gardens, orchards) based on traditional irrigation systems (norias, aqueducts, tanks, canals) and still place for the local communities to continue intagible heritage traditions like dance and cuisine.
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This action and blog are part of the European Data Space for Cultural Heritage activities, financed by the Digital Europe Programme of the European Union.