Culture Yards, 25 million euros for ten new projects across Italy

MiBACT invests 25 million euros for ten new projects nationwide. Small and medium-sized municipalities are favored.

25 million euros will be invested for ten new projects, spread over nine regions, of the Strategic Plan “Great Cultural Heritage Projects” launched by MiBACT Minister Dario Franceschini.
With this amount, which is added to the 103,630,501 euros already allocated on August 9 for eleven other projects, the total value of the new Strategic Plan comes to 128,630,501 euros.

“Ten new interventions that cover a wider and more widespread geographical area,” Franceschini said, "encompassing new strategic realities and contributing to the recovery of extraordinary realities of the national cultural heritage. These are projects and construction sites that affect the entire national territory and, with the exception of the Roman intervention, are mainly located in small and medium municipalities, preferring that widespread heritage that is the real wealth of our country."

Below are the approved projects:

Gallinara Island - The funding, amounting to 8 million euros, allows the acquisition of the villa on the island of Gallinara in the municipality of Albenga (SV) to the state heritage by way of pre-emption and opens future scenarios for a wider usability of this location, in a broader project of enhancement involving the Naval Archaeological Museum of Albenga and the important underwater archaeological area. The villa will become a first documentation and research center on the naturalistic values and archaeological and architectural heritage of the island, as well as a space open to the public.

Roman Theater of Ferentino - Resources of 1.5 million euros will allow the recovery, redevelopment and enhancement of the Roman Theater of Ferentino (FR), thus strengthening a center that does not fall in an area of large and established tourist and cultural flows. The intervention goes through the restoration and protection of a relevant archaeological evidence of the Trajan and Hadrian imperial period, capable of giving back to the population a concrete public space to be used for cultural activities and live performances, with a twofold positive impact both in terms of redevelopment of the urban fabric and expansion of the cultural offer.

Multipurpose cultural hub of Forte Aurelia - Campo Trincerato in Rome - With funding of 2.5 million euros, the Plan includes a new typology of cultural venues to multiply and diversify the territorial offer. The redevelopment of the Aurelia Fort, located inside the Guardia di Finanza’s “Cephalonia Corfu” Barracks in the “Valle dei Casali” Regional Nature Reserve in Rome, will be a pioneering example of opening to citizenship a space of original historical and landscape significance, hitherto intended for the exclusive access of Armed Forces and Public Forces. It is a unique space in the context of the Roman system of the 15 forts and 4 batteries that made up the city’s entrenched camp in the aftermath of the taking of Rome on September 20, 1870.

Taurani Archaeological Park “A. De Salvo” - Funding of 2 million euros will enable an excavation, conservation and enhancement of the Taurani Archaeological Park “A. De Salvo” in Palmi (RC). The site, now well-established in the archaeological and landscape landscape landscape, will become a cultural attractor equipped with modern systems of fruition for the entire lower Tyrrhenian region of Calabria, enhancing the cultural and tourist offer also nationwide.

Reggia di Portici - With 1.8 million euros, a restoration project will be carried out on the Reggia di Portici (NA), restoring to the residence, one of the largest and most majestic of the Vesuvian villas along the Golden Mile, the splendor of the finely decorated ancient monumental staircase, which is its main entrance.

Castel Raniero in Faenza - With an endowment of 3.7 million euros, the Colonia di Castel Raniero in Faenza (RA) is at the center of a project to restore and safeguard both the architectural complex, formerly the Vittorio Emanuele III mountain hospice, and the Park, to make it an interdisciplinary University Study Center on the themes of cultural and anthropological heritage recovery, the Italian landscape, archaeologyarchaeology, architecture, communication systems for the knowledge of the national cultural heritage, as well as historical documentation concerning the First World War, in connection with the territory and the town and equipped with spaces for hospitality and events.

Asinara Island - Funding of 1.2 million euros will enable the implementation of an articulated intervention on Asinara Island in the municipality of Porto Torres (SS) in Sardinia. One project aims to stem the phenomena of degradation, due to long disuse, of the compendium of the former Maritime Sanitary Station of Cala Reale, built at the end of the 19th century by the High Commission for Hygiene and Health, which includes the imposing building called “Contumacia di II classe” and the building called “Ex-showers,” as well as numerous other service, storage and accommodation buildings for sanitary personnel. Another project will, on the other hand, secure the small church in the Fornelli locality, which currently lacks a roof, and the cemetery in Cala d’Oliva, both of which are in need of urgent restoration work both because of their value as local architecture and because they are places of memory, unique testimonies of local history as well as an integral and characterizing part of the Island’s landscape.

Pianosa Island Archaeological Park - 1.3 million euros to create an extensive archaeological park on Pianosa Island in the municipality of Campo dell’Elba (LI) in Tuscany, from Poggio Belvedere to the “Great Well Structures” to the “Bath of Agrippa,” grandson of theEmperor Augustus who was exiled and assassinated on the island, involves archaeological reconnaissance, restoration and securing of structures of exceptional historical value, as well as enhancement and promotion that increases enjoyment of and access to the park and the Museum of Geological and Archaeological Sciences.

Roman City of Tifernum Mautarese - 1.2 million euros are earmarked to redevelop, enhance and promote the Roman City of Tifernum Mautarese in Sant’Angelo in Vado (PU) in the Marche region, activating, through the recovery of the local archaeological heritage, an attractor capable of increasing the cultural and tourist offer along the axis of the Fano-Grosseto road between the Marche, Umbria and Tuscany regions.

National Museum andNational Archaeological Park of Altino - The 1.7 million euro funding will allow the enhancement of the National Museum and National Archaeological Park of Altino in the municipality of Quarto d’Altino (VE), located on the northern edge of the Venice Lagoon: an area rich in interest but almost unknown to major tourist flows. The intervention correctly repositions the site among the landmark points of interest of the ancient Mediterranean scene and reactivates the social and economic fabric of a minor and suffering occupational context of the Venetian countryside, in order to promote its rapid recovery at the end of the pandemic emergency.

Pictured, Island of Gallinara

Culture Yards, 25 million euros for ten new projects across Italy
Culture Yards, 25 million euros for ten new projects across Italy