The village of Acqualoreto is included in a high risk landslide area. The area coincides with part of a large paleo-landslide. The paleo-landslide does not show any evidence of possible re-activation, however, but many active or dormant landslides, classified as slips or flows, have been identified along parts of the accumulation body.
In order to resist the gravitational movement, a series of ... [Show full abstract] measures aimed primarily at protecting the city have been constructed. In the preliminary phase the design was to build up a flexible retaining wall together with a system of draining wells aimed to intercept groundwater.
In the execution phase, after numerous technical problems, it was necessary to modify the solution proposed, and to intervene proceeding from the top to the foot of the landslide.