The ‘Il Poggetto’ building complex is adjacent to the historic centre of Monte Roberto in the Castelli di Jesi area, which is of considerable tourist, cultural and economic importance.
The complex itself is of historical heritage interest.
The land contains indigenous woodland and centuries-old olive trees, with organic farmland that has been certified for 10 years by the accreditation body ‘Suolo e salute’ [Soil and health].
Several buildings in the complex need to be renovated or rebuilt.
Proposals include the structure as part of a wide-ranging project to create a residential treatment centre promoting mental and physical wellbeing using the resources in the local area, whose relatively low altitude (350 metres above sea level) makes it suitable for guests of all ages.
The aim of the project is to create jobs and encourage development in and around Monte Roberto, at the heart of the Ancona province, by offering hospitality away from the most popular destinations on the coast.
The building complex lends itself to a range of uses, and could be converted for:
tourist accommodation with mini-apartments, with or without restoration;
sheltered accommodation for independent elderly people and those needing care;
services for disabled people;
nature-based treatments and therapies, such as pet therapy;
research and studies relating to knowledge and protection of the indigenous environment, wild herbs, water, crops such as olives and grapes, natural woodlands, etc.;
Can the Commission state:
Which of these proposals would qualify for European funding?
Is there any EU funding available for cultural heritage enrichment projects?