Since 2006, PaRID has been carrying out research and documentation activities on landscape, in application of the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972) and the European Landscape Convention (2000).
PaRID specialises in studying and understanding the relationship between landscape and heritage, from both a theoretical/methodological and operational perspective. It has the skills to conduct high-level research at different scales: from landscape to historic gardens and diffused ‘plant architecture’.
PaRID has carried out and continues to carry out research and scientific support activities: at the international level for the Council of Europe, ICOMOS; in Italy for MiBAC, MISE, local authorities. In recent years, it has developed the themes of conservation and enhancement of the rural landscape, with a focus on urban agriculture.

Services offered

  • The Lab provides expertise and documentation on landscape cultures and policies in Italy and Europe, at different levels.
  • PaRID carries out research and consultancy activities for the drafting of scientific papers and operational tools of various kinds: Landscape plans; conservation, enhancement and cultural communication projects; guidelines and guideline tools; cultural maps.
  • It also organises cultural promotion activities (meetings, conferences, relations between Italy and foreign countries) and specialist training (teaching activities).


The Lab has a documentary archive on the policies of knowledge, conservation, innovation and management of Italian landscapes and those of most European and some non-European countries.