ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA: Fernando Lucchese & Erika Pignatti, “La vegetazione nelle aree archeologiche di Roma e della Campagna Romana,” Quad. Bot. Amb. Appl., 20-2 (2009), [PDF] pp. 3-89.
Abstract – Plant life within the archaeological areas of Rome and Campagna Romana (Roman countryside) – The study area comprises urban and suburban parts of Rome and extends to the surrounding area, historically defined as Campagna Romana (Roman countryside), where a total of 52 archaeological areas have been identified. The archaeological areas occupy 642 hectares, taking into account the fact that parks and gardens throughout the city take up roughly 82,000 hectares, making Rome one of the greenest cities in Europe. As far as Rome’s environmental system is concerned (which includes parks and urban reserves), the archaeological areas provide protection or pockets of green, with semi-natural traces of plants and flora closely connected in an ecological network system, which also represents a
significant element of environmental diversity. The research was carried out using an urban ecology approach, with reference to ecological network issues, the globalization and simplification of vegetation, and protection.
— Foto: Gabriella Strano, Problematiche archeologico-naturalistiche, in: Il cantiere della Domus Aurea
Il progetto di risanamento del complesso monumentale, Roma | SSBAR (27|03|2013).
— Fernando Lucchese & Erika Pignatti, “La vegetazione nelle aree archeologiche di Roma e della Campagna Romana,” Quad. Bot. Amb. Appl., 20-2 (2009), [PDF] pp. 3-89.