To tackle the pandemic, around 9 billion euros have been allocated this year for the culture and tourism sectors. The ongoing crisis has made evident the importance of investing in culture in Italy. This made it possible to have relevant resources to deal with the emergency and to introduce social safety nets that these sectors had never had, such as layoffs and special allowances of 600 euros first and 1,000 euros later for intermittent and seasonal workers.
In this way, it was possible to accurately map the professionalism of the various sectors of culture and entertainment, bringing out their enormity. The discovery of the significant potential of the online cultural offer must then be seized as an opportunity. Up to now, it has been intelligently offered free of charge to favor the permanence of public contact with cultural heritage. In the future, it will be able to integrate the cultural offer to extensive use of a cultural product. The hope is that cultural development will return even stronger than before at the end of the pandemic, as can already be seen from some signs, including the recovery of the book recorded in recent months.