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The project


Approved with District Decision no. 25 on 21.12.2009


1984 (20th June) - the XI Mountain District purchases 47.7 hectares of land on Monte Tuscolo, to be used for creation of an Archaeological Park. Important areas of archaeological value remain outside this purchase and subsequent purchase is postponed; 1993 - purchase of the Archeological Area;

1994 - first excavation campaign by the Spanish School of History and Archaeology in Rome; 1996 - Senator Lavagnini presents a bill to establish the Tusculum Archaeological Park. The proposal never completed the parliamentary process;

2004 - amendment to the financial act for 2005, presented by Senator L. Zanda to finance and establish the Tusculum Archaeological Park promoted by the XI Mountain District (not passed);

2004 - amendment to the regional financial act, presented by Regional Councilman Bruno Astorre and promoted by the President of the Mountain District, to finance and establish the Tusculum Archaeological Park also in view of the new Regional law safeguarding landscaping and cultural assets (not passed); 2005 pre-feasibility study on establishing the Tusculum Archaeological Park, by Dr. Emanuela Pettinelli as part of an internship and in view of Legislative Decree no. 42 dated 22nd January 2004, better known as the “Codice Urbani” or Urban Code, and the Regional law no. 18 dated 9th December 2004;

2007 - Under the auspices of the Project entitled INTERREG III C – PROGRESDEC, as Leading Partner, the Mountain District proposed a transnational project called CUT - Cultural Tourism Nets - in conjunction with areas and agencies in Spain, Greece and Italy and, upon receipt of co-financing, indicates the Tusculum Archaeological Area as case for study. The project documents can be consulted at this link;

2009 - On 21st December 2009 the District Council approved the guidelines for the construction of the Tusculum Archaeological Park;

2010 - In the first months of the year, the Mountain District, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Lazio Regional Superintendency for Archaeology, the Lazio Region, Cultural Office, the Province of Rome, Cultural Office, and the related territorial agencies worked on institutional coordination to draft the convention to establish the PARK. The Mountain District also promoted active involvement of the Cultural and Environmental Protection Associations in the Roman Castles area in the initiative.