“Wallscapes”: evolution of the Marano hill fortifications (Cupra Marittima - Italy) through materiality and perceptions


  • Alessandro Alessio Rucco Università ca'Foscari Venezia
  • Margherita Ferri Università ca'Foscari Vebnezia
  • Tommaso Frattin
  • Alvise Merelli



Paraules clau:

Middle Ages - Modern Era - Roman period - Marche Region - fortifications


The article analyses the walls of Marano, a small town in the back-coast hills of the Marche region, between Fermo and Ascoli. Written sources related to the development of the settlement and data derived from the walls still left in place have been analysed. Moreover, a short insight into the development of the settlement in relation to the walls is presented through the results acquired during the archaeological excavation undertaken in 2018. Finally, the article tells how the perception of the walls has changed over time in relation to the Marano geopolitical context and the rediscovery of the Roman period settlement .