The Great Pompeii Project, which began in 2012, is nearing its conclusion. “€65.4 million has been spent,” stated General Manager Luigi Curatoli, “and nine restoration sites have been opened, three more have yet to begin. By 2018, the entire €105 million plan allocated by the European Union will be completed. The new plan, with work lasting two and...

La cultura è uno dei motori trainanti dell’economia italiana, uno dei fattori che più alimentano la qualità e la competitività del made in Italy. Il Sistema Produttivo Culturale e Creativo, fatto da imprese, PA e non profit, genera 89,9 miliardi di euro e ‘attiva’ altri settori dell’economia, arrivando a muovere nell’insieme 250 miliardi, equivalen...

Tourist flows should be monitored at famous sites in Italy in cities like Rome and Florence, with access limited when crowd numbers swell, the culture and tourism minister said on Tuesday. Italy's 51 UNESCO World Heritage sites include whole city centers and town squares which have been increasingly worn out by the footfall of visitors over the cen...

"Italy is the most photographed country on Instagram. It is a country where everybody wants to go to sooner or later, to enjoy a first-hand experience of what it means "Vivere all'italiana" (The Italian way of life) and enjoy our countless beauties. Tourism accounts for 11.8% of the Italian GDP and 12% in terms of jobs. In 2015, 52 million people v...

With more Unesco world heritage sites than any other country in the world and a history that spans millennia from the ancient Roman empire via Michelangelo’s art Renaissance to the world of operatic theatre preserving Italy’s historic culture is an expensive business. The trouble is, despite the millions of tourists who visit every year, Italy’s Cu...

Il 2018 sarà l'anno dedicato al cibo italiano. Ad annunciarlo i Ministri delle politiche agricole alimentari e forestali Maurizio Martina e dei Beni culturali e del turismo Dario Franceschini. Un patrimonio, quello del Made in Italy agroalimentare, che coniuga saper fare, bellezze artistiche e paesaggistiche, rappresentando uno del migliori bigliet...

2017 is the official year of the Italian Villages and Emilia-Romagna is leader & coordinator of Borghi – Viaggio italiano, a project for their enhancement, together with other 17 Regions. This is how “Ai confini della Meraviglia” (To the Borders of Wonder) was born, the exhibition that starts on Saturday May 6th at Diocletian Baths in Rome to tell...

Lì dove c’era un drugstore, ora c’è un frammento di città inimmaginabile. Cappelle affrescate, ambienti rivestiti di mosaici e stucchi, sequenze di colombari intatti, corredi preziosi, ceramiche e statue che echeggiano riti e usi quotidiana di duemila anni fa. Un orizzonte di storia, che racconta la Roma della via Potuense, sorta lungo il tracciato...

Pursuant to the provisions of Law 288/55 and subsequent changes and additions and with a view to implementing bilateral cultural agreements and the related Executive Programs, as well as multilateral agreements, intergovernmental Agreements and specific Conventions for supporting Special Internationalization Projects with Universities, Research Ins...

Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Friday announced the creation of an Italian Digital Library aimed at valorising the vast heritage contained in Italy's libraries and archives. "Today I signed a ministerial decree which will now be financed with two million euros for the birth of a Digital Library," he said. "We have 101 archives, 37 libraries...