Overview

This Conservation Management Plan (CMP) has been prepared for a privately owned villa located in Liguria, Italy.

The aim of this CMP is to develop awareness through educational activities, maintain the integrity of the place, and contribute towards the steps of its restoration as a place of cultural significance, which possesses inherent heritage values. This aim will be achieved through the outlined strategy for its ongoing conservation.

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Names by which this place is known

The property is known as ‘Villa Fiume’ as it is a villa on an ancient road named Via Fiume.

Other descriptors of this place have been a ‘casa (house) in Veravo’ ‘Casa (house) in Castelbianco. This document shall use the name ‘Villa Fiume’ as it will be more appropriate to the subsequent planning objectives as well as its unique identity that forms part of a greater fabric of the local area.

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Location of the place

Villa Fiume is located on Via (street) Fiume, number 6, is located in the village of Veravo, within Commune di Castelbianco (municipal council of Castelbianco), Liguria, Italy.

VeravoMapSource: Google maps, Via Fiume 6, Location of Villa Fiume

Villa Fiume has been selected as an opportunity to contribute towards the protection of the fabric it represents, with regard to that period of time in history that it was built in, in addition its relation to the natural heritage in the local vicinity and the traditional cultural activities that it once embraced. These tangible and intangible aspects are a significant contribution of heritage value towards the local history, architecture, and traditional activities.

This CMP provides an informed and structured viewpoint that is essential in way forward, of maintenance, restoration and a compatible use of the place to protect its heritage. The Villa Fiume CMP forms an integral standard whereby all stakeholders in this project are be included, consulted and informed in this pathway of conservation.

The compromised structural integrity related to the roof and the vaults, have resulted in a ‘ascertained danger’ style of advisement of potential structural failure, based on engineering consultation. Various cultural artefacts are not secured in the unlocked buildings and grounds, which may see artefacts in ‘potential danger’ of disappearance. The grounds are not maintained which is diminishing the traditional biodiversity of plant types. The traditional aesthetic value with potential development or non-sympathetic building work may also cause contamination to its heritage value.

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