Museum Tours – High School

Flooding violence, soil exploitation and hydrogeological instability: a lesson from the past

The territory around Pisa was massively exploited in the past: it was densely covered with forests, and thus it was rich in wood, and many quarries were dug for building materials. This hectic use caused serious problems due to hydrogeological instability. Great damage to the local ecosystem gave way to disastrous flooding almost on a regular basis: their evidence is documented in the excavation of the roman ships in Pisa.


Duration 1.5 hours

Durata:1,5 ore


Monday – Friday
9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

+39 050 47029


Reservation required