Paesaggio, pianificazione, partecipazione: una prospettiva archeologica
In Italy, the management and protection of historic landscapes are regulated though a variety of tools, i.e. planning regulations and cultural heritage law, at different levels (from local to regional and national). Within this framework, this paper focuses on cultural heritage law, and in particular on the definition of the ‘zones of archaeological interest’ (art. 142, comma 1, letter m of the d.lgs. 42/2004). The common juridical interpretation of this sentence is compared to the theories at the basis of landscape archaeology. Adopting an archaeological perspective in landscape management could facilitate a participatory approach encouraged by the European Landscape Convention, as exemplified by some recent experiences.