The ancient Roman town of Nove will be restored, according to Svishtov Municipality officials. The restoration project is funded by the EU Operational Programme Regional Development. The archaeological site is an hour away from the Old Bulgarian Capital Veliko Tarnovo and 4 km from Svishtov.
The charming town of Svishtov is situated at the southernmost point of the Danube, and boast with beautiful Bulgarian houses and traditional Bulgarian properties (you can browse our Yantra Homes catalogue for Svishtov Properties here).
Project aims to boost tourism in Svishtov, which is why the renovation works at the site also include the building of an open air-stage where Roman military re-enactments, competitions and plays will take place.
The project, named “Nove – The Heart of the Legion”, is also aimed at conserving and restoring the ruins, as well as improving the overall infrastructure at and to the site.
The Ancient site of Nove was declared an architectural monument of national importance in 1968. For several years now, it has also served as an open air venue for the Festival of Ancient Heritage, during which one can enjoy re-enactments of ancient Roman and Greek battles as described by Greek and Romans authors and historians.
The project is expected to be completed in 24 months.