L'Aquila mura urbiche
The walls of L’Aquila are the ancient circle of the city and represent the boundary to its historic center. Built from the thirteenth century, and largely preserved even today, they maintain approximately their original shape, despite the numerous changes due to collapses (caused by frequent earthquakes) and urban planning demolitions; they extend for more than five and a half kilometers. Damaged in the earthquake of 2009 earthquake, they were restored in 2010 and are now open to the public. The intervention is related to the recovery and seismic improvement of a section of the city walls after the tragic earthquake in L'Aquila. The technique used is compatible both with the historical typology of the walls and with the seismic improvement.