Vol. 28 No. 1 (2020)
Articles

Memoria, percezione, vegetazione. La conservazione del paesaggio della Via degli Inferi nella necropoli della Banditaccia di Cerveteri

Tommaso Vagnarelli
DAD - Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino
Published November 23, 2020
Keywords
  • conservation,
  • ruins,
  • landscape,
  • necropolis,
  • Banditaccia
How to Cite
Vagnarelli, T. (2020). Memoria, percezione, vegetazione. La conservazione del paesaggio della Via degli Inferi nella necropoli della Banditaccia di Cerveteri. Restauro Archeologico, 28(1), 104-129. https://doi.org/10.13128/rar-8379

Abstract

Extended on a surface of two hundred hectares that features a multitude of funerary building remains, the estruscan necropolis of Banditaccia, near Cerveteri, defines a suggestive and peculiar archaeological landscape. To the present day, the burial ground is a set that consists of musealized ad fenced areas – a minor portion –, as well as areas in semi-abandoned state widespread on the territory. This paper aims at deepening these sectors outside the visiting perimeter, focusing on the ancient funeral street known as Via degli Inferi.  Due to its prolonged state of abandonment, here survives an unaltered and evocative landscape result of the symbiotic bond established over time between architecture and nature. Starting from a reflection on the theoretical concept of perception, the paper tries to develop specific guidelines for the conservation of this archaeological landscape, with special attention to the relationship between ruins and vegetation.