The Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum have commissioned Fondazione Santagata to draft the new Management plan of the UNESCO Site “Archaeological Areas of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata”.


Pompeii is the only archaeological site in the world to provide a complete picture of the ancient Roman city and one of the most important and most visited cultural sites worldwide. After its discovery and excavation begun in 1748, later in 1997 the site was inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage List together with Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata (Oplontis).

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii and the Archaeological Park of Herculaneum commonly decided to start a comprehensive review of the Management plan of the UNESCO site.


  • Evaluation of the current programming and management system.
  • Definition of an integrated Management plan that will be able to pursue the safeguarding of the value of the site’s components, as well as the cultural and economic valorization of the site and its territory.

The main result which is expected to be achieved throughout the six years of implementation of the new Management plan is the construction by 2030 of an efficient and sustainable management system and an even more transparent and inclusive governance, which may respond to the concrete needs of not only of the heritage, but also of the local territory in a present and future perspective, identifying the site’s management strategies, defining the actions and the operating procedures to reach the goals and quantifying the necessary financial and human resources in order to deploy the management activities.


Archaeological Park of Pompeii
Archaeological Park of Herculaneum

The project is funded by the Ministry of Culture by the law L.77/2006.