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Api calessino, mezzo anti-traffico un po’ glamour: a Otranto servizio potenziato

Api calessino, mezzo anti-traffico un po’ glamour: a Otranto servizio potenziato

Nell’ultimo Consiglio comunale del 30 maggio si è discussa anche la modifica al regolamento sul noleggio delle “Api calessino” http://www.otrantooggi.it/2011/06/03/otranto-nulla-di-fatto-in-consiglio-sul-nuovo-porto-turistico-presto-un%E2%80%99assemblea-pubblica/.

A introdurre il tema il consigliere Fabio Marrocco, che ha fatto notare quanto siano importanti questi mezzi, risorsa occupazionale con un notevole ritorno d’immagine per la cittadina: difatti è difficile non notarle per il loro stile retrò, un po’ felliniano. Già nel 2007 le Api in questione avevano invaso, con il loro ritorno sul mercato, le piazze più glamour d’Italia; utilizzate a Portofino e a Capri fin dalla loro nascita, negli anni ’50, e ultimamente adottate anche nel centro di Firenze, non potevano non arrivare a Otranto.

Così nel 2008 la prima Ape calessino aveva battuto le vie della città adriatica, subito seguita dalle altre tre oggi presenti a Otranto. Le Api, d’altronde, ben si abbinano con i colori della città e con il turista idruntino, amante della calma (questi mezzi non superano i 56 km l’ora) ma al tempo stesso dinamico, osservatore del territorio, visitatore di zone poco note e difficilmente raggiungibili in altro modo.

Il consigliere battutosi per la modifica del regolamento tiene tra l’altro a precisare come “le logiche dell’operatività concreta richiedano di concentrarsi sull’analisi delle determinanti di progetti e iniziative già attualizzati e da attualizzare, sulla misurazione degli stessi e sulle modalità che consentono di accrescere i loro punti forza. Sicuramente, il nuovo taxi “api calessine”, con approvazione il 16/2/2009, ha riscosso un successo immediato e notevole”. Individuando questi mezzi come “un veicolo economico, concepito per il trasporto umano a breve raggio, adatto per muoversi sia negli antichi borghi della città sia nelle zone periferiche, veicolo ideale in quanto permette una fruizione più immediata del nostro paesaggio e del nostro territorio, proprio perché direttamente a contatto con l’ambiente circostante e con la natura, essendo aperta”.

Api Calessino, dunque, ormai una caratteristica del turismo locale, e per il futuro prossimo Marrocco le individua come protagoniste della Dolce vita non solo otrantina, ma anche extra comunale, visto che la modifica del regolamento riguarda anche la novità di poter uscire dal territorio comunale con queste vetture, un po’ calesse un po’ auto, collegando in maniera ottimale Otranto ai paesi vicini.

Jenny De Cicco

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