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Collecting Rainwater in the Stones of Matera: An Ancient Recycling Practice

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The management of water resources has strongly influenced the development and the overall structure of the Sassi of Matera. The ancient city is endowed with a number of storage systems that allowed a significant urban development in which rainwater was collected and stored in a system of tanks with different purposes and connections.


  • Circular Economy
  • Water
  • Tanks
  • Reuse


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