How the PNRR funds for Culture are distributed

Energy efficiency in cinemas, theaters and museums, the attractiveness of villages, the restoration of historic parks and gardens, the seismic adaptation of religious buildings, towers and bell towers and the restoration of churches. These are the goals that must receive resources from the government as part of cultural initiatives in the national recovery and resistance plan.

Pinocchio Park and Garzoni Garden, great light shark

By June 30, we will reach all NRP targets“, The Prime Minister declared in May Mario Draghi during a meeting of the Council of Ministers on the working condition of celebrities National Plan for Recovery and Resilienceas we have long called “Recovery plan“And that’s how it was. PNRR, deployed in the major European reboot project The next generation of the EUallocates over 6 billion euros to culture: of these, a large amount respects the timetable for the various calls, devoted to energy efficiency in cinemas and theaters and museums, to the attractiveness of villages, to the restoration of parks and historic gardens, to seismic adaptation of religious buildings, towers and bell towers and for the restoration of churches.

Pinocchio Park and Garzoni Garden, avenue leading to the fairytale house in Pinocchio Park
Pinocchio Park and Garzoni Garden, avenue leading to the fairytale house in Pinocchio Park


They are actually online at government website the 1.8 billion euro decrees to improve energy efficiency in 274 cinemas, 348 theaters and 120 museums; for the attractiveness of 310 villages (line A + line B); for the improvement of 134 historic parks and gardens; for seismic adaptation and security of 257 church sites, towers and bell towers and for the restoration of 286 churches belonging to the Ministry of the Interior (FEC) fund for cult buildings.

Pinocchio Park and Garzoni Garden, great light shark
Pinocchio Park and Garzoni Garden, great light shark


As early as March last year, however, the allocation of resources to the regions for interventions to improve rural architecture was announced: with 590 million euros, there will be almost 4 thousand projects, including water or wind turbines, oil turbines, dairies, charging historians who will receive funding that will bring them back to life. “The schedule for PNRR Cultura continues with punctuality“, Confirms the Minister Dario Franceschini. “These calls, which involve all the regions of our country, make it possible to support projects for the restoration and improvement of the architectural and landscape heritage of rural areas, giving a fundamental boost to the economy, without loosening the protection of the landscape. The case takes place in full accordance with Article 9 of the Constitution“.


For this item, the decree allocates 100 million euros to improve the energy efficiency of 120 state museums and cultural sites, including the Swabian castle in Trani (Puglia), the historical museum and Miramare Castle Park (Friuli Venezia Giulia) and the caves of Catullus and the Archaeological museum in Sirmione (Lombardy). Among these is the Umbrian National Gallery, to which 500,000 euros goes: “The rearrangement of the Umbria National Gallery“Remembers his director Marco Pieriniit allowed a deep reflection on how to experience a museum. In addition to history, art, culture, accessibility, multimedia, it is necessary to rethink space in order to optimize energy resources, both in terms of maintenance, sustainability and going forward.“. On the other hand, 274 cinemas receive a dowry of 99,359,977 euros, while 89,157,536 euros is the amount to finance the improvement of energy efficiency in 348 theaters throughout Italy.


The plan aims to bring life back historic Italian villages, often abandoned. In this case, it was decided to divide the amount into two lines of action, so that the decree allocates 363,445,527 euros to 289 municipalities for investments in cultural, social and economic renewal of villages at risk of depopulation, where a strong participation is required. social. But at the same time, the financing of 398,421,075 euros for 20 villages identified by the regions with certain characteristics: in the process of depopulation or almost uninhabited, with a maximum size of 200 real estate units, with a population of less than 5 thousand inhabitants, confirms position in the region.

Garzoni Have
Garzoni Have


Here, the decree allocates € 287,825,113 to 134 interventions for the restoration and improvement of Italian parks and gardens of cultural interest. For example, places like Garzoni Historic Garden and Pinocchio Park in Collodi (Pescia – PT) can benefit from it. These are the two main poles of the Collodi-Pinocchio Polycentric Park, a project of Carlo Collodi National Foundation which reunited the two main pages linked to the author and the journalist Carlo “Collodi” Lorenzini and his literary masterpiece The adventures of Pinocchio. “Pnrr rewards the conservative restoration and improvement projects of the historic Garzoni Garden and Pinocchio Park with a loan of 4 million euros“, announces the President of the Carlo Collodi National Foundation and of the Villa and Giardino Garzoni company, Pier Francesco Bernacchitwo projects aimed at the development, protection and restoration of the two monuments“.


Finally, the decree allocates 250 million euros for the restoration of 286 churches belonging to the Fondo Edifici di Culto under the Ministry of the Interior. The plan also addresses the seismic safety and shelter of works of art displaced by natural disasters or the need to restore the spaces normally hosted by them: in this case, the decree allocates € 240 million to fund interventions at 257 places of worship, towers and bell towers.

– Claudia Giraud

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