“Dear Minister, in recent weeks the Ministry of Culture has very rarely entered the whirlwind of suppositions that would have enlightened it among the important ministries of our country. of the artistic, historical, archaeological, archival, landscape heritage, its protection and enhancement as well as the support to those cultural activities, such as live entertainment, essential for building a cohesive and aware community, essential for not extinguishing the light of talent and creativity and unfortunately always forced to operate in the uncertainty of public support that is not compatible with quality programming “. Thus begins the open letter sent by the former undersecretary to the Mic Ilaria Borletti Buitoni to the new Minister of Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano. “Today the Ministry of Culture is often the object of criticism for having sometimes opposed in a bureaucratic and incomprehensible way for citizens to changes in essential general policies such as that concerning the ecological transition, in an attempt to reconcile them with the protection of the extraordinary but fragile landscape heritage. A ministry therefore – he observes – now perceived as the house of the ‘No’ and not as the ‘House of all Italians’ should be because Culture and School are the main factors that build a civilized country. of commitment and skills, I use this term having dealt with landscape protection during my experience as undersecretary, they are now exhausted – highlights the former undersecretary – without modern means to be able to carry out their function quickly and effectively, without personnel administrative and technical despite the recent hires “.” They are entrusted with the task, foreseen by the nos between the Constitution, of custodians of the Italian cultural heritage such as the equally delicate and important one to supervise so that any enhancement work concerning the public heritage is always done in compliance with constitutional principles. They could be more and more active and proactive subjects – explains the former undersecretary – if they were also given the training tools suitable for the new times we live in and which require less cumbersome bureaucracies, more advanced technologies, more solid general guidelines, visions shared and far-sighted “. The Superintendencies, continues the former undersecretary Borletti Buitoni,” could become not only a bulwark of defense and protection but also the engine for a new, more inclusive phase that concerns our landscape heritage and all that it contains, as indicated in the National Landscape Charter by the same Ministry in 2021. In this spirit, the National Landscape Observatory, now no longer operational, was also brought together. “” A lot, a lot has been done in recent years to underline the fundamental role of dissemination of culture and its support also through interaction with the third cultural sector and with the sector of private individuals but – he finally remarks – there is still a lot to do: the balance between protection and enhancement, between promotion of culture and quality of the cultural offer are like fine lines, threads that are not always visible but which represent the best guarantee that this fundamental ministry can carry out its noble and necessary mission. I conclude with my congratulations and all my heartfelt wishes for this new important task that you have been assigned as guardian of Culture and Cultural Heritage, fundamental for our country and to which many of us dedicate themselves with great passion and commitment “.