Puglia and Basilicata, rain of millions for the culture of Pnrr

A barrage of money for the culture of Puglia and Basilicata. In fact, important resources for these two regions also come from the funds from the NRP (measure M1C3), which is deployed in the major European project to restart the Next Generation EU.

The Ministry of Culture has announced a total of over 160 million euros (out of a total of 1.8 billion in all of Italy) in cultural investments. In fact, the allocation decrees have been published concerning the means of improving the energy efficiency of cinemas, theaters and museums, of the attractiveness of villages, the restoration of historic parks and gardens, the seismic adaptation of religious buildings. , towers and bell. towers and for the restoration of the Fec churches (the Ministry of the Interior’s cult buildings).

The goals, they explain to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, were achieved “thanks to the constant and virtuous cooperation that the structures of the Ministry of Culture are led by Dario Franceschini they had with Mef, the local authorities, the regions, Anci, the autonomous provinces, the association world, economic actors and industry associations ».

These are important means that will certainly make the “macro-region” of the southern Puglia-Basilicata, already known for its great artistic and cultural heritage, more attractive from a cultural, landscape and architectural point of view.

“Goals achieved, goals achieved and roadmap respected: Italy is the European country that has invested the funds from its Pnrr most in culture – commented Minister Franceshini – making the sector the cornerstone of its recovery”.

Museums, cinemas and theaters Reviewing the funding allocation decrees, we note that in the case of Puglia, 18 million euros (almost 10 million for Basilicata) are to be allocated for the implementation of energy efficiency improvement in publicly owned museums, cinemas and theaters. and private. Among these stand out, for example, the National Archaeological Museum in Matera, which has been awarded over 5 million euros, the National Gallery of Puglia “Girolamo and Rosaria Devanna” in Bitonto (1.2 million), the Antiquarian and the Archaeological Site of Canne della Battaglia in Barletta (1 million) and the new “G. Verdi” theater in Brindisi (650 thousand euros).

Churches buildings for worship Nearly 32 million euros, on the other hand, were allocated to Puglia for the restoration of 33 churches and religious buildings, including works of art found in them, and for the seismic alignment and security of 16 buildings of worship and their towers and bell towers ( just under 20 million in Basilicata for 9 buildings): in this context, the intervention in favor of the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Capuchin Monastery Galatina (allocated 4 million euros), by the Church of S Bernardino di Troia (almost two and a half billion), by the Church of San Sebastiano of Brindisi (3.3 million), of the church of San Domenico of Matera (almost 6 and a half million) and of the monumental complex San Pietro Caveoso always in Matera (over 2 million).

Heritage Fec It should be pointed out that the churches in question are part of the legacy of the Foundation for Religious Buildings (FEC), which is a state body administered by the Ministry of the Interior. The Institutional Law of 20 May 1985, No. 222, entrusted him, among other things, with the task of improving his conspicuous heritage of churches, many of considerable historical and cultural significance, and of objects and works of art preserved in them.

Historic gardens Another decree allocates 4.2 million euros to Puglia for three historic gardens, the historic one of Villa Bonellii in Barletta (2 million), the historic garden Palazzo Aurisicchio in Ostuni (690 thousand euros) and the hanging gardens of the Palazzo Ducale in Bovino ( 1, 5 million). In Basilicata, on the other hand, 1.7 million was set aside for Villa del Prefetto in Potenza.

The villages in danger The decree, which mobilizes the greatest resources, it to the attractiveness of the villages, provides a total financial burden of 761 million. In particular, around 363 million is allocated to 289 municipalities (of which 40% in the south) for projects for cultural, social and economic restoration of villages at risk of depopulation.

In Puglia, 31 million euros will be set aside for 23 projects to restore and improve as many small and very small villages (up to 5 thousand inhabitants): over 2 million will, for example, move to the municipality of Minervino di Lecce and San Cassiano nel Lecces and Casalvecchio from Puglia in Foggiano. In Basilicata, just over 7 million euros will fund 5 more projects: The most striking sum is the one that has been allocated to the municipality of Pietrapertosa (2.5 million).

Historic villages The funding of a further 398 million was then confirmed, allocated to 20 historic villages identified by the regions (one for each region and autonomous province, with the exception of Molise due to a TAR regulation). In this case, the allocation for each project is greater (20 million) because a call has been identified for each village to be strengthened with specific funding (from the widespread hotel, to the widespread RSA, to the attraction of digital nomads)

In Puglia, 20 million is expected for Accadia, one of the most characteristic villages in Daunia, and a further 20 million for the village of Monticchio Bagni, a village belonging to the municipalities of Atella and Rionero in Vulture, in the province of Potenza.

On the Ministry of Culture’s website, it is possible to see the decrees for allocating the Pnrr resources with lists of all the municipalities that will be able to benefit from the relative amounts.

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