Conceptually framing the formula «CCI-Cultural & Creative Industries» is an operation which has been mainly concerned with the economic doctrine of culture. The present contribu-tion offers the scientific community some food for thought from a legal point of view, in par-ticular in relation to EU Law and domestic law. What makes the definition a unicum in the panorama of the multileveled public law is the specific character of CCI, which, at the same time, investigates the profiles of «culture», «creativity», and of «industry/economy». This also stands out in the Italian legal system, because the republican Constitution does not know that notion, which makes scholars give it a systematic interpretation. In addition to this, having to do with a form of regional State, we need to realise how competences between the State and the Regions are distributed, due to the heterogeneous sector of CCI. The uncer-tainty of the notion in constitutional law allowed the State legislator to introduce a similar, but not an identical one: that of «cultural and creative enterprises», on which, in the final paragraph, this work tries to reflect at first reading.