Morra, V., Calcaterra, D., Cappelletti, P., Colella, A., Fedele, L., de' Gennaro, R., Langella, A., Mercurio, M. and de' Gennaro, M. 2010.
Urban geology: relationships between geological setting and architectural heritage of the Neapolitan area.
In: (Eds.) Marco Beltrando, Angelo Peccerillo, Massimo Mattei, Sandro Conticelli, and Carlo Doglioni, The Geology of Italy, Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, volume 36, paper 26.
The geological setting of the Neapolitan area, dominated by the volcanic districts of Campi Flegrei and Somma-Vesuvius, has played a fundamental role in the urban development since historical times. The volcanic materials emplaced by the two districts have been widely used in the Neapolitan architecture - as dimension stones, building stones and for the production of plasters - due to their great availability and overall good physic-technical properties. While the particular geology of the area has many positive aspects, it nonetheless includes several geo-hazards which have also had a deep influence on the historical evolution of the urban settlements. The numerous aspects of such a link between geology and anthropic activities in the Neapolitan area are here thoroughly investigated.