Landscape tells our stories

Landscape tells our stories

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What we now universally understand as “landscape” has been the subject of legislation since the first two decades of the 20th century. The distinction between landscape and environment, first at the theoretical level, then enacted in texts of law, led to a definition of landscape as the product of the works of man on the natural environment. This is a vision inspired by history, which permits of recovering the aesthetic dimension that, in recent years, seemed lost.

In 1939, regulations for the protection of cultural heritage were reorganized, with the proclamation of two laws prepared under the then minister, Giuseppe Bottai.