Monte e Mare

Urban development that emerged in the early 70s (now 'Sensitive Urban Area' of the city) in response to a strong demand for housing, due to
1) the significant movements in the early sixties, people from the villages of the island in search of a job in the major port cities,
2) the influx of immigrants from North Africa, and
3) the search for comfort by residents of decayed and often unhealthy buildings in the old centre.
The renovation area of Monte e Mare is part of the national programme for urban renovation. Executed measures are: renovation and installation of the heating system and installation of solar collectors.

CommunityUrban renovation area
Area descriptionExisting district
Type builtRefurbishment
Nr. buildings2
Nr. houses92
Total gross area (m2)6,370
Average area per home (m2)70
Measures in buildingsRefurbishment heating system
Generation of renewable power or heatSolar thermal collectors
Solar thermal (m2)98
RemarksBuild in a sensitive urban zone with high public housing, unemployment, and a low education level.


is co-funded by the European Commission | Contact | Aug 2005 - Dec 2018 |