In Archeofoss 2020, various approaches to cultural heritage in different Italian cases studies have been compared. Saverio Giulio Malatesta presented his analysis on the contribution to Italian Cultural Heritage enhancement using Free Culture (abstract available in

The capillary diffusion of increasingly connected devices has changed the conception that individuals have of the context in which they have fallen, of their own capacities and of their own relational possibilities.

This digital revolution that has been going on for a decade, has completely upset the paradigms of the way culture is conceived and enjoyed, involving a deep rethinking of real-virtual interactions and providing possibilities and potentialities, which are still waiting to be fully explored.

It is impossible for a cultural landscape as large and varied as the Italian one to be properly valued by the central State, due to the lack of necessary funds, staff and bureaucratic adjustments. For this reason, several projects and initiatives focused on collaborative culture were born. They adopt different methodologies and tools, more or less valid, that can lead to the identification of a model focused on free culture for territorial valorisation but also able to generate an economic impact.

Examples include the Openpompei - Scriptorium within the ministerial Grande Progetto Pompei, Openpatti, which is currently the most detailed and documented Sicilian archaeological site; Archeowiki, which has related several small museums in Lombardy; or mAppiaM!, which involves citizens in the enhancement of the via Appia and Parco della Caffarella.

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