The Italian contingent unveiled work completed earlier this week to improve access to the renovated south Lebanon Shamaa citadel in Tyre, wrote DailyStar.
The Civil and Military Cooperation Unit at UNIFIL’s Italian contingent concluded a project Wednesday for the rehabilitation of two squares in front of the Shamaa castle, as well as the construction of a staircase that allows access to the archaeological site.
The citadel, which dates back to the 12th century, is located on a hill in Shamaa and overlooks Tyre and Israel’s coastal area.
A ceremony to unveil the restoration was attended by Italian UNIFIL contingent commander Gen. Stefano Del Col, First Secretary at the Italian Embassy in Lebanon Federica Mazzotta and Shamaa’s Mayor Abdel-Kader Safieddine.
More work on the archaeological site will continue as part of a project titled “Preservation of Shamaa Castle in South Lebanon,” funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and implemented in collaboration with the Council for Reconstruction and Development.