Armed conflict and natural disasters: protecting cultural and natural heritage in times of crisis

How are cultural and natural heritage, including UNESCO Properties, affected in times of crisis? What is the international regulatory framework for the protection of cultural and natural properties threatened by conflict or natural disasters? What are the tools and institutions established to ensure their protection? What does it mean to protect cultural/natural heritage and UNESCO… Read More

Climate Change and Cultural Heritage

From rising temperatures and sea levels, to desertification and extreme weather events, climate change presents a global crisis that requires global collective action. The science is clear: without concrete and decisive climate action, we stand to lose a lot. This crisis not only puts natural sites around the world in danger, but also our abundance… Read More

SimartWeb is on line

The SimartWeb is the web version of SIMART, the information system for the management and cataloging of cultural heritage owned by Roma Capitale, designed by the Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali. From April 20, 2022 are accessible to the public about 47,000 sheets that, thanks to a simple and intuitive layout, allow you to deepen… Read More

What is UNESCO World Heritage?

What is UNESCO World Heritage? Who decides if a site has Outstanding Universal Value? What are the criteria for becoming a UNESCO Site? The cultural and natural heritage is unique and irreplaceable, which is why it must be protected and protected at an international level. An effective system of collective protection, organized on a permanent basis and according… Read More

Christina of Sweden in Rome

Immagine della Piazza del Campidoglio nel '600 (SIMART PV 75_1)

From the abjuration of Protestantism to the triumphal entry into the Eternal City: places and enterprises of a former sovereign so much loved and controversial.  The woman who, in the Rome of the second half of the seventeenth century, influenced and promoted poetry, theatre, music but also science, astronomy, medicine and alchemy. As with the… Read More

Enhancement of the Archaeological Area of Largo Argentina

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Tra i luoghi più importanti del centro storico, l’Area Sacra di largo Argentina custodisce resti che raccontano secoli di storia. Le quattro strutture situate al centro dell’area sono edifici sacri costruiti tra III e II secolo a.C., ed è qui, nell’adiacente Curia di Pompeo, che Giulio Cesare fu assassinato nel giorno delle fatidiche Idi di Marzo del 44 a.C.

The third cycle of the Periodic Reporting of the World Heritage Sites is beginning

Since 1998, the World Heritage Committee, every six years, starts the process of monitoring the conservation of the World Heritage Convention. States Parties of the Convention are invited to submit a Periodic Reporting on the application of the World Heritage Convention in their territory. Broken down by year, States Parties of the five regions –… Read More

Towards the approval of the Buffer Zone of the World Heritage Property of Rome

The proposal to establish a Buffer Zone, as an active protection tool for the World Heritage property of Rome, seeks to collect the new threats faced by historic centres, as outlined in the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (2011). As the humanity’s future depends on effective resource planning and management, conservation has become… Read More

CULTURE | 2030 – Culture and sustainable development

Within the framework of the UN Agenda 2030, Culture Indicators are an instrument identified by UNESCO to facilitate people involved in cultural programmes to make informed choices for projects to be developed. Culture affects 14 of the 17 SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) proposed by the Agenda and contributes across each of the five critical dimensions… Read More