Cultural Heritage and Landscape Law (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Sergio Moro
Sergio Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2019, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2019

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the student already having a basic knowledge of public and administrative law, with a deeper and more detailed knowledge of the cultural heritage and landscape sector.
The course will cover both the organizational and functional aspects of the subject-matter, including the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (MIBACT) structure and competence and the Code of cultural heritage and landscape provisions.
At the end of the course, student shall have acquired specific knowledge to allow them to:
- distinguish the specific features of the public structures involved in cultural heritage and landscape’s protection as well as the peculiarities of the relevant administrative procedures and legal instruments.
- interpret the Code’s provisions according to the most relevant administrative courts’ decisions on the matter.


Contents of the course:

- Cultural heritage public law and the relevant Ministry: the structure of MIBACT Legislative and administrative powers of the state and the regions (art. 117-118 Cost.)
- Cultural heritage and its definition
- Selecting and listing tangibles: public and private cultural property
- Heritage legal protection: usage and conservation. The cultural heritage market: domestic and international legal issues.
- Managing and improving cultural heritage: the public/public and the public/private partnership
- The legal protection of landscape: selecting and listing protected areas
- Landscape planning
- Landscape permissions

The teaching methods used differ depending upon whether the students are attending or non-attending students.

Attending students

The teaching methods involve face-to-face lessons for the purpose of learning basic concepts and systematic linkages as well as strategies for reasoning and argumentation in order to interpret the relevant legislative provisions and to structure solutions to practical problems.

Non-attending students

The teaching methods involve teacher-led support for the study of up-to-date textbooks.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
C.BARBATI, M. CAMMELLI, L. CASINI, G. PIPERATA, G. SCIULLO Diritto del patrimonio culturale Il Mulino, Bologna 2017 Escluso il capitolo VI.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. The exam aims to ascertain the knowledge of the subject–matter including the legislative provisions relating both to cultural heritage and landscape. Ability to sistematic reconstruction of the main legal issues and to present them correctly will also be evaluated. Marks are expressed in thirtieths.

ERASMUS students
ERASMUS students are invited to contact the teacher responsible at the start of the course in order to be set a specific topic to be analysed in greater depth in a course essay. That essay will then be the object of an oral discussion in the examinations scheduled within the academic calendar.