So everyone out of the 20 towns in the Mittelfest's area will have its special place or element to represent it through videos, audios and wonderful illustrations. Here's the final list of them all: the Devil's Bridge in Cividale, Mount Kolovrat's war trenches in Drenchia, the centuries-old chestnut tree in Grimacco, Castelmonte Sanctuary in Prepotto, the Cave of San Giovanni d'Antro in Pulfero, Kot's Falls in San Leonardo, the SMO Museum in San Pietro al Natisone, Mount Matajur in Savogna, Tribil Superiore's meadows in Stregna, Masarolis' caged lion fountain in Torreano, Partistagno Castle in Attimis, Cassacco Castle, Zucco and Cucagna Castles in Faedis, Villanova's Caves in Lusevera, Mount Faeit's promenade in Magnano in Riviera, Cergneu Castle in Nimis, the Antiquarium della Motta in Povoletto, River Boncic's Falls in Taipana, Coia Castle in Tarcento and St. John the Baptist's church in Malina di Moimacco.
«The Talking Maps® is a community map and an innovative digital tool, easily available in different languages, set to enhance the territory – said Mittelfest President, Roberto Corciulo – As Mittelfest we aim at the same goal, because our festival isn't only an event of reference for Middle-European culture, but also a high-quality touristic point of attraction for the region's satellite activities».
«Creating a Talking Maps® in the middle of this period, characterized by Covid-19, will be an unforgettable experience for Radio Magica – said Elena Rocco, Fondazione Radio Magica onlus' General Secretary – We were astonished not only by these places' beauty, but also by local people's altruism and their need for talking and telling, thus proving that storytelling and traditions have a strong collective healing power to overcome crisis».
Where to get the Talking Maps®
The new Talking Maps® of Cividale del Friuli and the Natisone and Torre Valleys will be available online starting from May 20th, 2021 on the digital platform #smARTradio®, implemented by the SASweb Lab at the University of Udine. #smARTradio® is a project aiming to promote cultural heritage in an innovative way, using stories which adhere to the concept of design for all. The Talking Maps® will soon be available also in Slovenian and German languages, thus enabling foreign tourists (mostly coming from these nearby countries) to fully appreciate the area's cultural and natural beauties.