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THE PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION PLAN identifies the methods for strengthening protection and heightening the state of conservation of the heritage (possible topical objectives:  proposal of eventual corrections to the tools of protection and planning; activation or implementation of risk prevention systems; interventions of restoration or maintenance on specific types of assets; re-qualification of the landscape).



The relative good state of conservation of the properties included in the Site of Cividale del Friuli provides the foundation for the definition of objectives, projects and relative actions of the Protection and Conservation Plan. Taking into account the variety of conditions which characterize the single properties, specific maintenance programmes – integrated with the contents of the Knowledge and Enhancement Plans – need to be implemented.



Both the Monastic complex of Santa Giulia in Brescia and the single monuments enjoy an optimal state of conservation. An organic conservation plan has been implemented for the Site in the years 1979-2005, after in-depth studies and stratigraphic archaeological excavations which addressed the subterranean structures, the buildings’ elevation as well as the interior and exterior decorated surfaces.
The organic recovery intervention on the monumental area, which is in a relative good condition, includes
significant intervention of extraordinary conservative maintenance, which will be carried out using the highest quality standards. The results of such interventions will directly influence, above all, the contents of the Knowledge Plan.



The state of conservation of the various monuments that make up the Castelseprio-Torba archaeological area is good, thanks to the numerous restoration and maintenance works carried out over the years by owning bodies and managers. The objectives of the Protection and Conservation Plan are aimed, on the one hand, at further improving the state of conservation by means of programmed maintenance works that make constant monitoring possible.
On the other hand they involve carrying out conservation works in the archaeological areas most subject to decay due to vegetation. As to the environmental context of the Park, particular attention is given to works to stabilise slopes and constant maintenance of the woods.



In SPOLETO a Diagnostic Laboratory – now operational – was created in the context of the Framework Programme State-Region (APQ) in 2004. This Laboratory – being equipped for damage and risk diagnosis for initial intervention and recovery of properties through innovative methods and techniques – could act as a point of reference as to prevention of seismic risk and cognitive diagnostic projects on the properties, not only for the Longobard monuments of the Duchy of Spoleto, but also for all the properties included in the Italia Langobardorum Network.
At this Centre – in cooperation with the Italian Centre for Early Middles Ages Studies (CISAM), also present in Spoleto – a data-archive could be created. It will concern the building techniques and material of the various Longobard artefacts (from architecture to sculpture and paintings, etc.) and include all information acquired thanks to studies, research and surveys throughout Italy. This archive could be extended to a wider network of other European Longobard properties in the future.



The Clitunno Tempietto is in a good state of conservation. It has been subject to several recent interventions which guaranteed its correct conservation. In particular, the last intervention was structured
in a series of operations which concerned both external and internal areas, i.e. both stone and fresco surfaces.



The Protection and Conservation Plan site and buffer zone defines medium and long-term safeguards to conserve both the heritage site and buffer zone of Benevento. It also programmes some important conservation projects, actions covering a vast area that will make parts that are currently little known accessible and useable, while valorising the cultural heritage that marked the Samnite Territory.
The objectives it covers includes:
· Improving the state of conservation of the site.
· Improving the state of conservation of Longobard assets included in the buffer zone.
· Raising the conservation status of the old city.
· Monitoring the state of conservation of the site.
· Upgrading and extending the human resources involved in conservation of the site.
· Improving prevention of the seismic risk in the old city.
· Extending the human resources involved in safeguarding the site.
· Improving the state of conservation of the Lombard heritage in the territory.



In Monte Sant’Angelo the city walls dating back to the Norman period included in the buffer zone proposed consist of remaining pieces with a different degree of conservation, the piece South to the Monastic complex of San Francesco which is the firmer portion included.
The state of conservation is different, depending on the various pieces but, as a whole, is good and does not require any action as to both stability and structure.
The castle, already restored and strengthened in the past, returned to its functional condition after further restoration works concluded in summer 2009.
The systematic rehabilitation of the complex is aimed at streamlining and better using this piece of heritage. Recently, the consolidation of the church supporting structures was completed and the place of worship was reopened to public during 2009. With respect to the state of conservation of both the bell tower and the left wing of the complex, timely restoration works are being planned.