Ufficio città di Firenze

Verification of cultural interest

The verification of interest is a procedure introduced by the Cultural Heritage and Landscape Code with the intention of ascertaining the historic and artistic interest of assets belonging to public bodies or non-profit private legal entities. While awaiting the verification, any of the aforesaid assets which are the work of artists no longer living and which were produced more than fifty years ago are in any case subject to legal protection, pursuant to article 1 of the Code. In the case of a positive assessment, the asset in question shall be subject to the discipline of protection in a definitive manner. In the case of a negative assessment, the asset in question shall no longer be subject to protection. The verification procedure can be requested and launched by the proprietor entity or by the Superintendency.

For further details consult the site of the Superintendency