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Mantova Food Tourism Belt                                                                               full pdf

-4th semester Final Project-  Spring 2019-20       -A New Tourism Belt

-Intervention of Selected Abandoned Sites Around Mantova considering Agri-Touristic Gems of Po River

-Proferssors:Laura Cipriani, Mina Akhavan, Alisia Tognon  Collabrators: Matteo Puglisi, Eleftheria Exarchou, Francesca Suaria, Irene Manzini Ceinar         -Collaborators: Ozlem Yazgan, Cecilia Bautista

The area given for the studio to pick our site was a vast area including Pavia, Cremona, Lodi, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, and Reggio Emilia; the border zone between Lombardia and Emilia Romagna, whose economic and cultural activities are very connected to Po River. Once the analysis related to the topic "Landscape of Economies" are made by using ISTAT data and also referring academical research; besides its numerous facilities of Agri-Tourism; Mantova was the city with a lot of abandoned buildings as farms (mostly) or an essential ex-industrial site in the center and also the city with less touristic activities related to the Po River. The city's location is becoming more important with the fast mobility connections of highways or trains. 

Between Mantova and Po River, the slow mobility-based triangular belt is designed with 3 different main characteristics such as food-tourism (proximity to Po river), slow-tourism (related to agricultural landscapes), and art&culture ( on Mincio Reserve Park). The existing abandoned sites on the triangular Belt are re-designed with a new function related to the Belt's part's character. Site A is selected as the belt's epicenter and re-treated as a Bike Hostel + Urban Agriculture area regarding its location and local features. The second site is designed as an Agricultural Lab serving as a gastro-touristic facility; for the last location, whose relationship is based on a semi-nihilistic agricultural landscape context, the idea is to transform abandoned farmland into a stopping point for bikers with an accommodation possibility like Airbnb.