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The Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii (SANP) is a decentralized body of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, vested with special independent status, whose sphere of competence is the preservation, conservation and public utilization of archaeological resources.
It was instituted with Presidential Decree no. 233 of 26th November 2007 and brings together the Archaeological Superintendency of Pompeii, which had previously been granted independent scientific, organizational and financial autonomy through Law no. 352 art. 9 of 8th October 1997, and the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Caserta. 
The territorial scope of its competence currently encompasses the entire province of Naples and, in addition to Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvian sites, (www.pompeiisites.org), it also includes the Phlegraean area around the city of Naples, the Naples National Archaeological Museum and the Sorrento coast (http:\\sbanap.campaniabeniculturali.it).
The following bodies have been set up within the Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii: 
the Board of Governors, made up of the Superintendent (Chairman), the Administrative Officer in charge of the Accounting and Budget Office, a Technical-Scientific Officer, a member appointed by the General Directorate for archaeological heritage, a member with expertise in the Superintendency’s area of competence appointed by the State-Regions Conference, and 
the Board of Auditors, consisting of a representative from the Ministry for the Economy and Finance who is the acting Chairman, and two representatives from the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities.

The Superindentence
Italian law no. 456 of 6 August 1981 decreed the foundation of the Archaeological Superintendence of Pompeii, following the 1981 earthquake, creating a territorial separation of the Vesuvian municipalities from the rest of the Province of Naples and from the National Archaeological Museum which, by will of the Bourbons, was designated to collect not only the Farnese collection, but also all the antiquities found in the ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Article 9 of Italian law no 352 of 8 October 1997 granted the Superintendence independent scientific, organizational, administrative and financial autonomy. The archaeological superintendent is supported by an administrative manager.

Presidential Decree no. 233 of 26 November 2007 set up the Special Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and Pompeii, which like the Poli Museali, was vested with budgetary autonomy. The territorial scope of its competence encompasses the whole Province of Naples and includes not only Pompeii, but also Herculaneum, the Vesuvian sites, the Phlegraean Fields area (with the sites of Cuma, Pozzuoli, Baiae), the city of Naples with the National Archaeological Museum, the Sorrento Coast, Ischia and Capri.

A few months after the Special Superintendence was established, a Decree of the President of the
Council of Ministers dated 4 July 2008 declared the archaeological area of Pompeii to be in a state
of emergency due to the hazardous conditions of the ruins and appointed a Special Commissioner
who completed his activities on 31 July 2010, after which date the Special Superintendence
returned to its routine activities.

Since January 2014, the Special Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage of Naples and
has been divided into two institutions, one covering Naples, the Phlegraean Fields area
and Caserta and the other covering the Vesuvian Sites (Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae, Oplontis
and Boscoreale) and has become the Special Superintendence for the Archaeological Heritage
of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae.

Soprintendenza speciale per i beni archeologici di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia
via Villa dei Misteri, 2  - 80045  Pompei (NA)
e-mail:  ssba-pes@beniculturali.it
PEC: mbac-ssba-pes@mailcert.beniculturali.it
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