The city of Rijeka, Croatia’s third-largest city, will be one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2020. The city has a strong historical relation with Italy. Jacopo Ibello, Industrial Heritage consultant, Italian and contibutor to the Heritage Times, recently visited Rijeka during a workshop about industrial heritage. In a recent blogpost, he talks with Maja Kamenar, a local, about their observations on their shared heritage. “I was surprised by two characteristics of the city: its mostly untouched industrial landscape and its multicultural identity.”
Rijeka (From Wikipedia) Rijeka, the third largest city of the country, is located in western Croatia. Historically, because of its strategic position, the city was fiercely contested, especially among Italy, Hungary and Croatia, changing hands and demographics many times over centuries. In 2016, Rijeka was selected as the European Capital of Culture for 2020, alongside Galway in the Republic of Ireland.