ZAGREB, Sept 17 (Croatia Sun News) – The Museum of Apoxyomenos in the town of Mali Losinj on the northern Croatian island of Losinj has become a part of the tourist itinerary within the European project called KeyQ+ that promotes points of reference for tourists and general public interested in culture and gastronomy, the local tourist authorities have recently reported.
The official name of the project is “KeyQ+ Culture and Tourism as keys for quality cross-border development of Italy and Croatia”, and the tourist board in Mali Losinj is one of the nine Italian and Croatian partners in the project.
The main results of the project are a gastronomic guide and an itinerary for tourists, as well as workshops for the exchange of experience between workers in the hospitality industry.
The project KeyQ+ is aimed at protecting and preserving historical traditional cuisine and less-known cultural heritage sites, in order to foster the cross-border economy.
“To that scope the project will ensure the definition of innovative tourist itinerary that will be focused on enhancing the local eno-gastronomic attractiveness, and supporting synergies creation among the didactic kitchens, local producers and cultural sites operators,” according to the description of the project.
Apoxyomenos Museum in Kvarner Palace in Mali Losinj opened in 30 April 2016 and Apoxyomenos, which is the ancient 192-centimetre bronze sculpture weighing 300 kilogrammes and the only one of its kind found on the eastern Adriatic coast, is put on display in the reconstructed Kvarner Palace which has been transformed into a museum.