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Site identity enhancement programmes: historic parks and gardens

What is the goal of the investment?

The investment aims to regenerate and redevelop the historic parks and gardens of Italian cities, in particular by enhancing and highlighting the cultural heritage within them, to improve the quality of life of citizens and create new centres of attraction, including for tourism. 

Total investment cost 300 millions
  • Reduce the gaps in standards of living
  • Youth
Additional details

It tackles urban decay with the aim being to restore shared identities of places, thereby creating new opportunities both to relaunch local economies and mitigate the impact of the crisis and to strengthen skills in the management and maintenance of historic parks and gardens. The investment leads to increased knowledge and redevelopment of Italian historical parks and gardens with a view to their proper maintenance, management and public use, also with a view to use by tourists. Funds will be allocated for the redevelopment of these sites and the training of local staff who will be able to take care of/preserve them over time. Besides the cultural and historical value, historic gardens and parks contribute to reinforcing the environmental values that the NRRP has chosen as a guide. In addition, they play an important role in preserving the conservation of the urban fabric, in producing oxygen, in reducing environmental pollution and noise and in regulating the microclimate. 

What are the benefits?

The impact of the investment will lead to:
  • Resources to make historic villas, parks and gardens more inclusive and attractive
  • Resources for the training of local staff to preserve and care for historic parks and gardens over time
  • Reduction of the level of environmental pollution and noise
  • Microclimate regulation
  • Oxygen production

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