Luigi La Rocca is the Superintendent of PNRR

Following a proposal by Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, the Prime Minister has appointed Luigi La Rocca Director – General for Archeology, Visual Arts and Landscape. He is also responsible for leading the Special Superintendence for the PNRR – National Recovery and Resilience Plan

Luigi La Rocca

It’s time for a change Ministry of Culturewith a new appointment that is actually “double”: on a proposal from Minister Dario Franceschini, the Prime Minister Mario Draghihe appointed Luigi La Rocca Director General of Archeology, Visual Arts and Landscape, as well as Head of Special Superintendence for PNRR – National Recovery and Resilience Plan. La Rocca, who is currently in charge of archeology, visual arts and landscape for the municipality of Naples, succeeds Federica Galloni from 1 July, who is retiring due to the age limit. “By thanking Federica Galloni for the important work done throughout her career in the roles of MiC”he has declared Dario Franceschini, “And in particular in carrying out his last role as Director – General for Archeology, Arts and Landscape and as Special Inspector for PNRR, I wish Luigi La Rocca every success in the role he has just taken on, involving the demanding challenge of combining protection. of cultural heritage and landscape with the country’s development needs “.


Born in 1967, Luigi La Rocca obtained a degree, doctorate and specialization diploma in archeology from the University of Naples “Federico II” in Naples. During his career he was Director of the Superintendence of the Archaeological Heritage of Piedmont, Superintendent of the Archaeological Heritage of Calabria, Superintendent of the Archaeological Heritage of the provinces of Salerno, Avellino and Benevento, senior archaeologist staff of the Delegation’s Office ancient Ostia, temporary superintendent of G. Tucci National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome, superintendent of the National Prehistoric and Ethnographic Museum L. Pigorini of Rome, superintendent of the Archaeological Heritage of Puglia, superintendent archaeologist of Calabria ad interim, director ad interim superintendent of archeology , fine arts and landscape for the provinces of Foggia and Andria-Barletta-Trani, director of the Superintendence of Archeology, fine arts and landscape for the city of Bari and currently superintendent of Archeology, Belle Arts and Landscape for the municipality of Naples.


The activities of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) will therefore be managed by a Special Superintendent for an intervention program included in the European Next Generation EU Restart Project, allocating over € 6 billion to culture. As Raffaella Pellegrino explains in this article, “The relaunch of Italy outlined by the PNRR develops around three strategic axes, shared at European level (digitization and innovation, ecological change and social inclusion) and divided into sixteen components, grouped into six missions.
Mission 1, ‘Digitization, innovation, competitiveness, culture and tourism’, supports the country’s digital transformation and, to that end, provides investment for the relaunch of two strategic sectors such as tourism and culture. Crucial elements in the measures implemented in these areas will be
improving the cultural and tourist heritage. In the case of culture, measures will be taken in particular: on the one hand, to promote the learning processes for new skills (retraining) and the improvement of existing ones in order to gain access to more advanced tasks (retraining) of cultural actors; on the other hand, to support the development of the cultural and creative industries 4.0 with a view to organizing and preserving the Italian cultural heritage, promoting the birth of new digital cultural services and laying the foundations for the creation of innovative elements for the ecosystem of Italian tourism. Among the first lines of intervention planned by the PNRR was the National Borghi Plan, a project promoted by the Ministry of Culture, which saw 1,800 applications from small towns throughout Italy. In this first phase of the plan, 21 projects were selected, one for each region, to which 420 million euros will be allocated. In addition, the government recently published on its website the decrees allocating € 1.8 billion 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.

– Desirée Maida

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