Hope in Vesuvius: The threats facing Italy’s cultural heritage

Vesuvius (© Goggins World)

Louise Williams covers the controversy surrounding Italy’s wonderful cultural heritage, at least what’s left of it because sadly, Italy’s art treasures have been badly neglected. Louise talks to the Italian art police, visits a 12th century basilica in Rome and speaks to Italian art experts about what’s been lost to neglect, pollution and theft.

Producer: Louise Williams

Broadcast: February 27, 1998