Land of contrasts


SOLVAYLAND is a long-term project currently underway that documents the territory in which in 1913 the Belgian industrialist Ernest Solvay saw a land rich in resources so as to be convinced to build a chemical plant for the manufacture of soda.
The territory includes the Livorno coast, where the main plant of Rosignano Solvay is located, up to the town of Saline di Volterra, crossing much of the Val di Cecina, in the Pisan hinterland.
A land in the center of Etruria, rich in history and art expressed in the typical Tuscan natural landscapes depicting soft hills and Mediterranean scrub.
In the now passed century of Solvay's activity, In these lands of Tuscany surreal and paradoxical contrasts and social, environmental and cultural changes have emerged that have changed the territory and the way of living it.