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Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea


 

 

Trading Posts and Fortifications on Genoese Trade Routes from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea

 

Date of Submission to the Tentative List: 21/06/2013

 

Ref. Nr: 5825

 

Category: Cultural

 

 

 

The Legacy of the Genoese

 

The Genoese castle and fortification of Akçakoca located in Düzce province, one of the most scenic cities in Turkey, were built by the Genoese who had established the trading colonies of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, the Atlantic Ocean and Northern Europe in the 11th and 15th centuries. The Genoese castle is situated on a high cliff right next to the azure sea. The blue-flagged beaches to the east and west wings of the castle reveal the stunning harmony of nature and history. There are many caverns along the coast referred to as seal rocks. The conservation area that covers the entire region from the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea is now one of the world’s cultural heritages.

 

 


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