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Le cave di tufo di Favignana: sfruttamento, tutela, risorse di una rete di "paesaggi" antropizzati.

  • Authors: GIRGENTI, G
  • Publication year: 2009
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Following the idea of tourist development Favignana island is nowaday subject to great housing transformations consisting in new hotels, residences, restoring projects of the ancient dockyards and tunny-fishing grounds in order to their re-use; there is also the widening project of the harbour for pleasure crafts that should settle in the shore actually aimed as seaside between Lido Mineo and Punta Faraglione. Our work wants, instead, to focus the attention on the widespread being of the abandoned stone-quarries considering that is possible to reconvert them as remarkable places for lodging or opencast museums without the requirement of plentiful cementations over the ground level. The analysis moves from an annotated map with a whole classification, then shows the surveys of some sample events in order to set the rules and the chances of the re-use of the different quarries. It is possibile in fact distinguish residential, touristic or civic uses according to dimension, location or kind of the quarry. It needs to recognize urban and architectural values not only in the city monuments or in the wealth of the new buildings, but especially in the evidence of a culture able to convey its own identity image in times; and also to produce, with an apparently intensive land exploitation, new landscapes and a high quality island heritage based on the resources of local materials.