On the occasion of the Festival of Mediterranean Choruses, the City of Herculaneum was decorated with the "Medal of Honour" 2003. 

The medal was given by the Secretary General of the Accademia del Mediterraneo, Mr. Nadir Aziza, to Mrs. Luisa Bossa, Mayor of Herculaneum, for the important role held by the City in the history of cultural and artistic – musical exchanges among the Countries facing the Mediterranean.