In recent years, in Italy, due to the change in international tourism routes, there has been a very strong increase in tourist arrivals. At the same time, the policies of the Ministry of the Cultural Heritage, in particular the most recent reform, have brought great investments for museums and the major tourist attractions. However, if parks like Paestum are back to a new life, there are many others that are abandoned to their fate. These are the suburbs of archeology, located off from the tourist routes and where the State abdicated its role as the guarantor of Article 9 of the Constitution. In particular, southern Italy is dotted with archeological areas that fall into disastrous conditions: superintendents often find themselves managing very large and important sites with very small funds and even ordinary maintenance is neglected. Thus, in every region of central and southern Italy, we encounter situations that are not worthy of a civilian country: important Greek cities covered by weeds, collapsing Roman villas, regularly looted tombs, and, wherever, unauthorized buildings within archaeological areas. Protecting and enhancing the Italian cultural heritage is a civic duty. The risk, by contrast, is to have a huge Disneyland of tourism with some first class monuments full of tourists but completely emptied of their civil function, and second class monuments left to rot because they are not economically fruitful.