The Management Plan is a complementary and additional instrument which should summarise and integrate the economic and territorial planning activities of the central and local government authorities. The aim of this plan is to protect and enhance the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata, by promoting the areas to which they belong, and by setting out strategies capable of bringing together the diverse public and private interests of the local communities while respecting the existing cultural and environmental values.
The Plan is based on the following influencing criteria:
- preserving the archaeological heritage from any possible risks of physical deterioration and decay, and restoring it, where necessary, so that it can be made available to and accessible by the community at large.
- improving the conditions and quality of fruition of the sites, by improving accessibility and providing an adequate range of services to the visitors.
- fostering the broadest possible integration between the local archaeological resources and the surrounding communities, to enhance the general economic impact of the fruition of the sites and improve territorial identity.
The Plan is structured around the actions required to implement the above-mentioned principles, as follows:
- Protection and Conservation: setting out the intervention priorities and the actions needed to be implemented to safeguard and preserve the archaeological heritage.
- Use and Enhancement: defining the interventions aimed at improving the conditions and quality of fruition of the areas and promoting the development of the economic chain related to cultural heritage and tourism.
- Mitigation of the natural disaster risks
- Governance: defining the procedures for managing the site and the social dialogue among all the stakeholders of the Management Plan.
- Monitoring: implementing the tools needed for verifying and controlling the state of conservation of the heritage, and the effectuation of planned actions.