CDP's contribution to enhancing Acqui Terme's cultural heritage

CDP's contribution to enhancing Acqui Terme's cultural heritage

The historical monuments of the Piedmontese spa enhanced with our funding

Acqui Terme is a town with a population of 20,000, in the province of Alessandria. Its archaeological remains date back to Roman times - some even earlier - making it a small artistic-architectural jewel, on the borders of the Langhe, Monferrato and Liguria. The historic centre showcases a variety of periods, styles and cultures.

Acqui’s town council asked Cassa Depositi e Prestiti to help them enhance this local community heritage. Funding was allocated to carry out specific projects for the area.

One example is the 19th century Palazzo Levi, now the Town Hall, which needed facilities for the disabled. The work carried out at the Castello dei Paleologi was even more structural. The original building dates back to the 11th century, but it has undergone many extensive alterations over the years, transforming it from a fortress into a prison and now it is home to the Municipal Archaeological Museum. CDP's support made it possible to reconfigure the exhibition material and the museum archive.

The city council is keen to point out that Cassa Depositi e Prestiti "does not just lend money but gets involved in the execution of projects for the community and its citizens".

In fact, the Group' s mission is to act as a driving force for the development of the regions. As stated in the 2019-2021 Business Plan, CDP plays a role in the process of developing Italy’s urban centres, through its involvement in and support for public interest projects, including cultural assets.