The paper proposes a methodology for reading the historic character of the villages in mountainous and hilly areas of central Italy on the recognition of stratification that describes the buildings of the historic city centre. The buildings layers that responds to aggregative and evolutionary rules, already widely described and decoded by the studies of Saverio Muratori and Gianfranco Caniggia, who come from a tradition of building thousands of years, linked to the material available on the site and the characteristics of the place. Their understanding may produce guidelines for the preparation and restoration projects aimed to removing excessive growth, for the reconstruction of missing parts necessary for the proper operation of the bodies and urban construction, for the restoration of the distribution system more congenial to a reuse compatible, for the less invasive technology adaptation.
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