#ItaliaComune talks about urban regeneration in the Le Marche town
The town of Sant'Elpidio a Mare perches on a hill in the Tenna Valley. Much of this well-known shoemaking centre in Le Marche is dominated by the Gerosolimitana Tower: the 28-metre-high building was erected at the highest point of the town in the 16th century, by the Knights of Jerusalem, and is located within the medieval walls. The monumental imperial abbey of Santa Croce al Chienti, consecrated in 887 in the presence of Emperor Charles III, is just a few kilometres away.
With support from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the charming town in Le March has been able to improve the services available for its 17,000 inhabitants. The projects undertaken in collaboration with the municipality of Sant'Elpidio a Mare included the renovation of the Piane di Tenna nursery school and the construction of the Protected Residence for the Elderly in Palazzo Montalto Nannerini, which achieved rigorous sustainability and efficiency objectives for the premises, with a view to a circular economy.
CDP's commitment to the Marche town has also seen the Group contribute to the protection of its historical and architectural heritage, through the renovation of its medieval walls and the construction of major road works within the municipal area.
Support from Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and the skills of local professionals have enabled Sant'Elpidio to achieve important objectives for the redevelopment of its urban areas. This has laid the foundations for further, more ambitious goals aimed at full sustainability and local development. This was confirmed by the local authority in an "#ItaliaComune" project video, which CDP produced with ANCI and was shown at the inauguration of CDP’s Ancona office.