Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park, located in the north-west coast of the Island of Malta, is a protected area with natural, cultural and tourist interests. The Park, which was registered in 2008, is characterised by a landscape dominated by limestones and clays. Geomorphological features are highly controlled by the presence of faults and rock masses characterised by different physical and mechanical properties. Coastal cliffs, bays and sandy beaches are the most outstanding geomorphological features of the Park, creating a breathtaking landscape which is an attraction for a number of visitors.In the framework of an international research project, a study for the identification, selection and enhancement of the rich geomorphological heritage of the area has been carried out. In particular, the quantitative assessment of geomorphosites on the basis of two different methodologies has been developed and the results have been compared to establish the reliability of the methodologies. The identification and the quantitative assessment of geomorphosites represent the first step and a necessary basic knowledge for their possible enhancement and the promotion of tourism activities at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park which can be carried out by environmental agencies.

Valutazione dei geomorfositi del Majjistral Nature and Historic Park (Malta): due metodologie a confronto / V. M., Bruschi; Coratza, Paola; Piacentini, Daniela; D., Saliba; Soldati, Mauro. - In: GEOLOGIA DELL'AMBIENTE. - ISSN 1591-5352. - STAMPA. - 2/2011 (suppl.):(2011), pp. 163-174.

Valutazione dei geomorfositi del Majjistral Nature and Historic Park (Malta): due metodologie a confronto.

CORATZA, Paola;PIACENTINI, Daniela;SOLDATI, Mauro
2011

Abstract

Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park, located in the north-west coast of the Island of Malta, is a protected area with natural, cultural and tourist interests. The Park, which was registered in 2008, is characterised by a landscape dominated by limestones and clays. Geomorphological features are highly controlled by the presence of faults and rock masses characterised by different physical and mechanical properties. Coastal cliffs, bays and sandy beaches are the most outstanding geomorphological features of the Park, creating a breathtaking landscape which is an attraction for a number of visitors.In the framework of an international research project, a study for the identification, selection and enhancement of the rich geomorphological heritage of the area has been carried out. In particular, the quantitative assessment of geomorphosites on the basis of two different methodologies has been developed and the results have been compared to establish the reliability of the methodologies. The identification and the quantitative assessment of geomorphosites represent the first step and a necessary basic knowledge for their possible enhancement and the promotion of tourism activities at Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park which can be carried out by environmental agencies.
2/2011 (suppl.)
163
174
Valutazione dei geomorfositi del Majjistral Nature and Historic Park (Malta): due metodologie a confronto / V. M., Bruschi; Coratza, Paola; Piacentini, Daniela; D., Saliba; Soldati, Mauro. - In: GEOLOGIA DELL'AMBIENTE. - ISSN 1591-5352. - STAMPA. - 2/2011 (suppl.):(2011), pp. 163-174.
V. M., Bruschi; Coratza, Paola; Piacentini, Daniela; D., Saliba; Soldati, Mauro
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