Il ruolo dei nuovi porti e delle nuove fortificazioni cinquecentesche nella trasformazione dell’immagine delle città mediterranee

The richness of historical heritage and the complex stratification of sites, combined with the defensive functions and techniques of the fortifications, confer an added value to the cities overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The fortifications and the new harbours of Tripoli, Libya and Alexandria, Egypt are not isolated structures, which just enhance the qualities and visibility of the places where they are built.