School and stadium: CDP's support for the Municipality of Alberobello

State-of-the-art facilities for the community and the younger generation

Alberobello is one of the most famous towns in Puglia. Its charming landscape is characterised by trulli, making it one of the great Italian views. It lies in an area stretching between the Valle d'Itria and the Murgia dei Trulli and has over 11,000 inhabitants, and it’s no coincidence that the town was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996.

However, artistic beauty and tourism could never be a driving force if it was not an attractive area to live, with public facilities that serve the community well. With this in mind, the Municipality of Alberobello has launched a redevelopment project for the Michelangelo La Sorte primary school  and the reconstruction of the “Scianni-Ruggeri” stadium, transforming it into a full-fledged sports centre.

Education and recreational activities are the central parts of a strategy that aims to improve the quality of life in Alberobello.

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti played an important role in the implementation of this plan, which had a total cost of just over 800,000 euros. In fact, when describing CDP's intervention approach, the mayor of Alberobello, Michele Maria Longo, talks about autonomy, efficiency and speed, as he does in the video describing the redevelopment work.

As indicated in the 2019-2021 Business Plan - which reinforces a line of activity that has been key to CDP since its foundation - the Group supports local authorities in their development, sustainability and growth projects, with particular attention being paid to school and sports buildings. CDP is aware that the competitiveness of local areas starts from initiatives that focus on human capital and the younger generations.

CDP is therefore contributing to the  achievement of  Sustainable Development Goals 4 - ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all - and 11 - making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable - of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.