The Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Landscape set by the Legislative Decree of January 8, 2004 No. 3, are territorial divisions of the general management level of the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Activities. They replaced the Regional Superintendent for Cultural Heritage and Activities division introduced by the Legislative Decree of October 20, 1998 No. 368 Article 7.
The tasks and functions are defined in the Presidential Decree of November 26, 2007, No. 233, "Regulation for the Reorganization of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Cultural Activities, pursuant to article 1, paragraph 404, Act of December 27, 2006, No. 296."