Pisa and its territory from the Middle Ages to present days

Pisa e il suo territorio dal Medioevo ad oggi
Pisa e il suo territorio dal Medioevo ad oggi
Palazzo Toscanelli e Palazzo Franchetti
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As part of the project to enhance the documentation of the Pisan territory and the Toscanelli palaces, home of the Pisa State Archives, and Franchetti, once the headquarters of Fiumi e Fossi (now Consortium 4 Basso Valdarno), the two entities are organizing from June 10 to June 20 two documentary exhibitions, with free admission, testifying to the management of the territory from the Middle Ages to the present, in collaboration with the University of Pisa, Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge.

The initiative, sponsored by the Municipality of Pisa, was presented today, Monday, June 6, with a press conference at Palazzo Gambacorti, in the presence of Tourism Councillor Paolo Pesciatini, the director of Consorzio 4 Basso Valdarno, Sandro Borsacchi, the director of the State Archives, Bahrabadi Jaleh, the director of the Department of Civilization and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa, Simone Collavini, the archivist of the State Archives, Miriam Giannini, and the curator of the exhibitions, Jacopo Paganelli.

On display at Palazzo Toscanelli are the registers of foreigners and citizens from the cadastre of 1427, one of the first instruments by which Florence's power over the newly acquired Pisan Republic was manifested. This is followed by a roundup of estimi and cabrei from the 1500s, 1600s and 1700s, up to the "leopoldino" cadastre, formerly particulate, which flowed into that of united Italy, a direct forerunner of the current one. At Palazzo Franchetti, on the other hand, the twentieth-century history of land management by the Lower Valdarno Consortium 4, a direct descendant of the magistracy of Rivers and Ditches, which for centuries managed not only the waterways, but established the territorial order of the Pisan province, defining its current physiognomy according to the economy and logistics linked to Grand Ducal interests on the coast.

In addition to the exhibition of cadastral registers and maps, on June 13, 15 and 21, at 11 a.m., a series of 3 lectures will be held at Palazzo Toscanelli, introduced and coordinated by the director of the State Archives, Baharabadi Jaleh:

June 13 (Fausto Paradisi and Massimiliano Grava) - Modern and contemporary cadastres of the Pisan territory;

June 15 (Maurizio Ventavoli and Sandro Borsacchi) - The current land control activities of the Land Reclamation Consortium;

June 21 (Jacopo Paganelli) - A panoramic source for Tuscany. The first Florentine cadastre (1427).