Problemi di conservazione delle strutture fortificate del Basso Lazio
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Problems of conservation of fortified structures in Lower Latium
The region extending south-east of Rome, comprising a long and narrow alluvial plain, formed by the two successive basins of the Sacco and Liri rivers and flanked by two almost uninterrupted mountain ranges, preserves evidence of the ancient fortifications detectable both in the castrum and in the castellum; for various reasons, it is precisely here that the economic and morphological landscape features of the inhabited centres situated at the top and on the slopes of the hills have been best and longest preserved. The history of southern Latium therefore provides us with a plurality of fortified centres, recalling the close relationship between fortification and environment, the result of dynamic stratification over the centuries.
The interaction between the structures and the events of the territory is a fundamental reason for interest. The protection and above all the conservative restoration of these structures is of fundamental importance in order not to lose the historical values, but also the links with the immediate pre-existence.