Historic parks and gardens, 190 million euros to redevelop them


07/01/2022 – Regenerate and redevelop parks and gardens of cultural interest, strengthen the identity of the places and improve the quality of the landscape, the quality of life and the psychophysical well-being of citizens.

These are the objectives of the Call for 190 million euros for the restoration and enhancement of historic parks and gardens, based on investment 2.3 of Mission 1 Component 3 of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), published on 30 December last by the Ministry of Culture.

The resources put out to tender are therefore 190 million euros 300 million euros in total because – reads the announcement – 100 million euros are already allocated to 5 parks identified by the Ministry and 10 million euros will go to the cataloging and training of ‘gardeners’.

In addition to the aims already mentioned, the call also aims at creation of new centers and methods of cultural and tourist use, to the strengthening of the environmental values ​​that the PNRR has chosen as a guide, favoring the development of those functions that have direct and positive environmental effects (reduction of environmental pollution, regulation of the microclimate, generation of oxygen, protection of biodiversity, etc.).

Furthermore, the initiative aims to contribute, with the intrinsic characteristics of parks and gardens and with the educational activities that take place there, to to spread a renewed environmental and landscape awareness and to ensure that historic gardens and parks constitute a resource in terms of scientific, technical, botanical and environmental knowledge developed, tested and established over the centuries.

Recipients of the Notice are i owners, possessors or holders in any capacity – public or private – parks and gardens of cultural interest (artistic, historical, botanical, landscape) protected under the Code of Cultural Heritage and Landscape (Legislative Decree 42/2004) with an express provision also issued under the previous legislation (Law 364/1909; Law 778/1922; Law 1089/1939; Legislative Decree 490/1999).

Both i direct protection measures on the garden, both those on the building of which the garden belongs, provided that its relevance under the historical-artistic profile is evident.

The ownership of the asset, the deed of assignment under management or the deed of loan and / or lease must be prior to 31 December 2020.

In the case of publicly owned assets, not entrusted to third parties to manage, the grant will be equal to 100% of the expenses for carrying out the interventions. In the case of privately owned assets, the grant granted may vary from one 50% minimum to the total coverage of expenditure, according to the methods of public use of the property.

The contribution maximum for each proposal is 2 million euros. To this contribution it will be possible to add other funding public, community, national or regional, provided that this contribution does not cover the same cost.

The interventions admitted to funding must be highly significant, capable of generating a tangible improvement of the conservation conditions of the property, as well as a positive ed high impact on promoting development cultural, scientific, environmental, educational, economic and social.


The construction of interventions on the vegetation and on the design of the garden, on the architectural and sculptural component – restoration of architectural and monumental components such as small buildings – pavilions, temples, kaffehaus -, statues and other furnishing elements and interventions for the recovery and re-functionalization of residual areas and small buildings, even if not of value, aimed at hosting services capable of improve visitor reception, such as visitor center, ticket office, bookshop, cafeteria, classrooms and parking. Among the expenses financed there are also those for facilities, safety and accessibility, communication.

The application can be submitted by 13:59 of the day March 15, 2022.

The financial endowment of this call is reserved to goods located in the southern regions (Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, Sicily, Sardinia) is from at least 20%. The achievement of the minimum quota of 40% it will be ensured – explains the announcement – through the distribution of 100 million euros among the interventions identified by the Ministry in favor of state-owned historic parks and gardens.

From 10 January to 9 March 2022 it will be possible to send requests for clarification and information at PEO: [email protected] The answers will be made available to all through the weekly publication of FAQs on the website of the Ministry of Culture.


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