biennaledipisa murazzi
biennale di pisa murazzi
I Murazzi sono massicci muri in pietra d’Istria costruiti dalla fine del XVIII secolo dalla Repubblica di Venezia per difendere le aree abitate della laguna dall’erosione del mare. Sono divisi in tre sezioni: la prima è situata sull’Isola del Lido, la seconda sull’isola di Pellestrina fino a Ca ‘Roman. La terza sezione, sulla costa di Sottomarina, tra la Rocca di San Felice e il centro città, per una lunghezza di 1200 metri. Nella foto a fianco I Murazzi di Pellestrina travolti dalla mareggiata del 1966.

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Murazzi are massive Istrian stone walls built since the end of 18th century by the Republic of Venice in order to defend the lagoon inhabited areas against sea erosion. They are divided in three sections: the first one is situated on Lido Island, the second one on Pellestrina Island up to Ca’ Roman. The third section, on Sottomarina coast, between San Felice Stronghold and the city centre, for a length of 1200 metres.

The war of Chioggia caused the total destruction of Sottomarina, which became an uninhabited land, without any protection from the sea and subject to numerous floods. Only in the 17th century the rebirth of the town started, thanks to the building of the Murazzi. The walls in San Felice Road were more than 5-kilometre-long and 300 metre wide. They were made of squared stones, in particular Istrian stones and they were erected on the stilts coasts of Pellestrina and Sottomarina. Nowadays the Murazzi of Sottomarina are about one kilometre far from the sea, this allowed the development of seaside tourism on a large scale. The Murazzi connect the whole Venetian coast, especially the outside islands, just leaving three harbour entrances thanks to which the lagoon’s water does not die.