PARENZANA I – The Route of Health and Friendship

The project on “Parenzana – the Route of Health and Friendship” started on 3 April 2006 and ended on 3 June 2008. The main objectives of the project were the revitalization of the former Parenzana railroad, integrated tourist offer and long-term cross-border cooperation. 

The objectives were achieved through the restoration of approximately 60 kilometres of the route, which until then had not been in use, from the Slovenia-Croatian border to Vižinada on the territory of the Municipalities of Vižinada, Karojba, Motovun, Oprtalj and Grožnjan, and the Towns of Buje and Umag. The route was transformed into a path for pedestrians and cyclists, viaducts and bridges secured with guard rails and tunnels lit by solar lighting. 

A small multimedia museum, dedicated to Parenzana, was arranged at Livade and the route got its own innovative research game – the Parenzana Code. At the same time, the Slovenian Partners arranged about 20 kilometres of the route in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.