by Courtney Reigh
Over 800 Italian attractions were closed Friday due to a one-day strike over the proposed government plan to cut funding.
According to BBC News, the Italian government plans to cut $380 million of the Italy's cultural budget over the next three years.
Funding cultural sites has taken up much of Italy's budget, as it has more world historical sites than any other country, Press TV said.
The decrease in funding and the recent collapse of the historical site of Pompeii has fueled questions of the country's ability to maintain its heritage.
"With no maintenance and non-existent funds, the whole of Italy is at risk of collapsing," said Alessandra Mottola Molfino, head of the heritage charity Our Italy.