Axis and specific objective
P.A. 2 / S.O. 2.1 No. 416 – Small Scale Project
Project acronym
Speleological Tourism Development in the Southern Adriatic Area
Project Summary

In the Adriatic area the existing speleological heritage has only been partially discovered and studied. This is the main challenge of CAVES project, that aims to foster the speleological tourism sector, in order to promote show caves through planning two new itineraries and creating a cross-border network to exchange experiences, skills and good practices, mainly related to the use of natural cavities. Workshops and incoming initiatives in the speleological tourism sector will be carried out, so as to create transnational networks between key operators. As expected result, CAVES will promote the implementation of common action plans for smart management of tourist destinations, to be adopted by  public authorities in the Programme area.

Main Outputs
Main outputs

-    Speleological tourism itineraries development

Project Partnership
Lead Partner
Lead Partner
Gruppo Speleologico Martinese (IT) - Contacts: Michele Pastore - michepast[at]
Project Partners
Project Partners
Qendra Kombetare e Levizjes Ambientaliste (AL)
Associated Partners
Associated Partners
Politecnico di Bari - Dipartimento DICATECH (IT)
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Tourism and Culture


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Total budget
Total Budget
54.000,00 EUR
EU Contribution
EU Contribution
IPA co-financing 85%
01.07.2020 / 30.06.2021

Gruppo Speleologico Martinese
Viale della Libertà, 72 - Martina Franca (IT)