Geology, soil and seismic risk

Bismantova and S. Leo sandstone

Dante was the first person to draw attention to the similarity between the Bismantova and San Leo crags, which stand a great distance apart yet share a common origin, and he linked the two in his Divine Comedy: “On Sanleo’s road / Who journeys, or Noli low descends, / Or mounts Bismantua’s height, must use his feet; / But here a man had need to fly, I mean” (Purgatory, IV, 25-27).

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