The monster of Fuenti. An environmental history of political engagement

Author/s Alessandra Caputi
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2021/297 Language Italian
Pages 30 P. 141-170 File size 221 KB
DOI 10.3280/IC2021-297007
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In the postwar period, an aggressive property speculation led to a profound transformation of the Italian landscape. This process resulted from a lack of urban planning and the fragmentation of administrative and environmental competences. This article examines a specific case-study: the so-called "monster of Fuenti", an abusive hotel that was built along the coast the Amalfi Coast during the Seventies and was tore down after a thirty-year environmental battle. This case-study sheds light on the crucial role played by environmental associations such as Italia Nostra. The article is based on papers from Elena Croce’s archive, stored at the Fondazione Biblioteca Benedetto Croce, and from Antonio Iannello’s archive, stored at the municipality of Naples.

Keywords: Fuenti, Property speculation, Environment, Alda Croce, Elena Croce, Antonio Iannello, Italia Nostra

Alessandra Caputi, Il "mostro" di Fuenti. Una storia ambientale e di impegno civile in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 297/2021, pp 141-170, DOI: 10.3280/IC2021-297007