The peninsula of Cavallino-Treporti lies between the Venetian lagoon and the Adriatic sea. The landscape of this strip of land is the result of a long-term stratification of cultures of cultivation, ways of urbanisation, reclamation processes, and aquatic life. The tradition of horticulture interacts with the salinity of the brackish waters, defining a unique agricultural pattern of proximity and intervals between fields and shallow channels. More than others, this agricultural model requires a caring relationship between the local population and the land.
Within this frame, the landscape and life of Cavallino-Treporti are extremely connected and the threshold between town and open fields is ambiguous, more as a permeable border than a clear boundary. This is a landscape that is the declination of the city-countryside tòpos, in all its senses and alternatives, generated by the deep fragmentation of the land: a panorama that is quite homogeneous, yet never repetitive.
Little Variations tries to represent this relationship through the use of the image: the variety of inter-penetrations between natural elements and everyday life, co-existing in balance in this fragile territory.
Rural landscape category:
- Landscapes and Seascapes Features
Author(s): Francesco Lombardi
Photo Credit: Francesco Lombardi