Può un impianto urbano del XIII secolo essere considerato un'opera d'arte ed essere restaurato e vincolato? Il caso di Amatrice
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Can a 13th Century urban plan be considered a work of art, to be restored and protected?
At a time when the longed-for reconstruction of Amatrice seems to be looming, it is even more surprising the total annihilation of the historic town, put in place without any significant scientific operation or documentation. Thus the problem of the value to be attributed to a good that may be immaterial, but that a material form had had for centuries, such as the planned plant of a city, returns to the fore.
Amatrice was precisely a city designed in the second half of the thirteenth century, according to methods and ideas better known today than in the past. Despite some earthquakes comparable to the last for catastrophic effects, the urban system had always remained unchanged. Its current zeroing obliges us to acknowledge that the current instruments of protection for historic centres still have too many gaps.