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The Phoenicians’ Route

The Phoenicians’ Route is the network of the great nautical courses which Phoenicians used since the twelfth century B.C. as their main trade and cultural lines of communication in the Mediterranean Sea. These routes became an integral and basic part of the Mediterranean culture. Nowadays Phoenicians are the intercultural model on which a “Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe” is based. This Itinerary passes through the countries of 3 continents and through over 80 towns of Phoenician origin.


Fort Saint Angelo, MalteThe setting up of the international Cultural Itinerary aims at promoting the Mediterranean culture and at strengthening the historical bonds between the Mediterranean countries. The Phoenician cities were the stopping places of a journey along the whole Mediterranean Sea through which people exchanged things, knowledge and experience. In order to tell all that, the Phoenicians’ Route promotes a network of archaeological, ethnic, anthropological, cultural and naturalistic sites, and cultural exchanges between the people and the countries of the Mediterranean. Today the sea reveals the history of the several civilizations that inhabited it, showing how the past can help us to understand our future.

Some of these international emporium to remember are: Mothya, Palermo, Solunto and Selinunte in Sicily, Cagliari, Nora, Solky and Tharros in Sardinia, Cadice and Malaga in south Spain, Ibiza, Marsiglia, Tasos, Crete and Rhodes in Greece, Malta, Cyprus, a lot of cities in Maghreb and Carthago, the capital of a commercial empire. Cartagena, Barcelona, Perpignan, Tuoro and other places remember the epic story of Hannibal, punic leader.


08/02/2016 - 14:10

On October 15th 2016, the joint meeting of the Scientific Committee and the Steering Committee of the Phoenicians' Route has taken place.

08/02/2016 - 13:53

On October 16th 2016, at the Civic Archaeological Museum of Chianciano Terme, the General Assembly of the Phoenicians’ Route took place, with the participation of delegates representing the members of the International Network Confederation.

04/08/2016 - 14:43

The most significant event of 2016 took place in Italy: “Sea Landscapes itineraries exhibitions”, in the context of the project “Sea and Sea Mines” promoted by the Tourism Board of Sicily Region and in collaboration with Taobuk Taormina Festival, and the Exhibition “Hannibal.