Here you have a small summary of the analysis of the situation of cultural heritage and interventions in public spaces in Italy. In the e-Book of the project you will find more information about it.

In Italy, the first innovative text on cultural heritage, modern for its time, was the so-called edict Pacca issued by the Church on April 7, 1820, which served as a model not only for contemporary legislation, but also for future legislation. The points addressed included the protection extended to different types of goods, the regulation of archaeological excavations, the regulation of exports, the introduction of the principle of cataloguing, the imposition of constraints on private goods and the establishment of precise control bodies. From that date on, the legislation of protection was gradually updated, improved and expanded until 1939 when the main laws of the State were issued. Law 1089/1939 protects things of historical and artistic interest, while law 1497/1939 protects natural beauty. In 1975, with the law 5 of 29th January, the Ministry for Cultural and Environmental Heritage was established for the first time, before the functions of heritage protection were the responsibility of the Ministry of Education. In 1998, with Legislative Decree n. 369 of 20th October, the Ministry was reorganised and took the name of Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, (MIBAC). In 1999, with Legislative Decree 490/1999, all legislation on Cultural Heritage was reorganised in the Consolidated Act, giving the subject, for the first time, a unitary legislation.

According to the latest updating of UNESCO World Heritage List, Italy and China are the countries with the highest number of sites included in the list, 55 sites. Law no. 77/2006 establishes for the first time that UNESCO sites, by virtue of their uniqueness, are points of excellence of the Italian cultural, landscape and natural heritage, as well as fundamental elements representing our country at an international level.

The Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Umbria was established on July 11, 2016. Its territory is rich in monumental buildings, historical heritage and archaeological and landscape complexes of significant national and international interest. The charm of Umbria is a combination of nature, art and history that has its roots in ancient times.

If we consider examples of artistic and cultural interventions in Umbria we can mention: the International Dance Week and its International Competition in Spoleto, the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio, the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto, Umbria Jazz in Perugia, Umbria Film Festival held in Montone, Festival of Nations in Città di Castello and Frantoi Aperti.

Between Marsciano and the surrounding villages, in the second half of July, Musica per i Borghi is held, which this year has reached its 17th edition. During 10 evenings, there are free events with rock and folk music, including tributes to popular artists who have made the history of Italian music. In the last four editions, the event has also been accompanied by a festival of street food, DJ sets and local bands that generally perform after the concerts.

At local level, there is a great willingness of local administrations to support the activities and events of the various associations in the area.

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