Italferr is the first Italian engineering company to have set up an in-house team of archaeologists. A unique and specialist unit which, in Italy, works at identifying any ancient remains in the project sites and recommending the best possible solutions to avoid interference between the rail infrastructure and the archaeological heritage. From the initial preliminary design work stage, Italferr prepares specific excavation studies, conducts field investigations and surveys and finds ways to enhance any findings. The team works in partnership with the local and central heritage authorities in Italy and has been qualified by the Ministry of Culture to provide Archaeological Assessment Documents.