The article aims to analyse the significance of Feliciano Benvenuti’s thinking and teaching to the present times. The author believes that Benve- nuti’s thinking has driven several recent changes to administrative law. This is clear if one considers the evolution of the relationship between administrative law and the State, and between such law and the Constitution; the role of regional and local authorities; and the relationship between the administration and society at large. The core of Benvenuti’s thinking is the relationship with the Constitution, on one hand, and with society, on the other. Benvenuti imparted important teachings on how to study the “science of law”. For these reasons, it can be said that Benvenuti related not only to his present times but also to his future, a future that he – with his scholarship – has contributed to build.