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A Necessary Restoration For The Traditional And Historical Buildings In Volla Plain (Naples, Italy)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010181

Volume

55

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,739 kb

Author(s)

M. Rasulo

Abstract

Volla plain, a strip of plain sited between Naples and the Vesuvius, in the past was ploughed by the waters of the Sebeto river (no longer existing) and by many other water courses; it has always presented all the typical aspects of a swamp, and a great fertility. This plain has always been used by men for several activities: agriculture, which produced mainly vegetables, was flourishing; watermills for the production of flour increased to a very lucrative industry; game was plentiful (in XVIII century this area was a hunt reserve for the king Ferdinand of Bourbon). For centuries (between the XIII and the XX) reclaiming operations have gone on, trying to control the waters that flowed from the numerous subterranean sources and aquifers, to gain more land to agriculture and to defeat morta

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