Spilimbergo - Tour Itinerary
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Spilimbergo - Tour Itinerary
Piazzale Giovanni Falcone e Paolo Borsellino
Access is through the wooden double-leaf main door that opens inwards with a flush threshold and a compact, protruding doormat (Photograph 39). Inside, there is a 200x450 centimetres glass compartment with single-leaf doors opening outwards, screen-printed and with wooden handles (Photograph 40). The interior of the church has a pavement of terracotta tiles and can be visited without the need to overcome any differences in height, except for the presbyteral area and the altars. From the San Giuseppe and Pantaleone Church, visitors return backwards along the stone and cobblestone pavement, passing through a portico with a smooth stone pavement, to reach Piazza Garibaldi. The square has a wide stone pavement with sections of cobblestones, interspersed in places (Photograph 41).
Continuing along Corso Roma, visitors cross the arcade area with uniform paving in stone and Venetian-style paving (Photograph 42). At the intersection with Via Piave, at the turning point to the right, it is necessary to pay attention to the coplanarity between the pedestrian path and the vehicular road, with narrowing of the former below 90 centimetres and without any protection (Photograph 43).
The stone paving continues evenly and coplanar up to the post office where there is a descent ramp to the car park and driveway area. Here there is a parking space reserved for people with disability (Photograph 44). The crossing of Via Piave takes place on an unprotected road (Photograph 45), there are no pedestrian zebra crossings, and the driveway paving is made of stone with strips of cobblestones, which in some instances are located on the pathway. Having reached the stone pavement on the opposite side, which is perfectly connected, continue towards Via XXIV Maggio (Photo 46).
On Via XXIV Maggio, the concrete pavement exhibits instances of cracking (Photograph 47). Turning left towards Via Duca d'Aosta the path presents bottlenecks created by the presence of bins and flower beds, which reduce the width to less than 60 centimetres, and inclines and declines resulting from the ramps connecting with the roadway (Photograph 48). At the crossing onto via Beato Bertrando, which is equipped with tactile foot warning markers (Photograph 49), as previously described, the route continues straight on towards the parking area, retracing the itinerary backwards (Photograph 50).
The tour itinerary starts from the car park in Piazzale Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. The car park has two parking spaces reserved for people with disability (Photograph 1), featuring a porphyry surface. From the car park, by means of ramp connections (Photograph 2), access is gained to the porphyry pavement and the route begins towards and along Via Beato Odorico. Here the pavement, with a concrete surface, has some occasional unevenness and ramp connections with the road surface (Photographs 3 and 4).
At the crossroads with Via Beato Bertrando, it is possible to cross the road on pedestrian zebra crossings. The crossing is equipped with LOGES-type tactile foot warning markers. Turning right onto via Beato Bertrando, continue in the direction of the Cathedral.
Atong this route there are, on the left side, stretches of pavement, with a non-constant width (from 138 to 40 centimetres), alternating with stretches on an asphalt road surface without protection (Photograph 5); on the right side, on the other hand, after an initial interruption of the route, the pavement has a constant width of approximately 140 centimetres with ramp connections for driveway access (Photograph 6). The paving is in concrete in the first section, while near the Cathedral it is in stone.
Once in the Piazza del Duomo, the paving in regular stone blocks without any particular roughness is preceded by a driveable cobblestone surface (Photograph 7). The two pavements are coplanar and have no boundary elements. Given the width of the churchyard and the fact that the path on the cathedral square is multi-purpose, the presence of an accompanying person for the visually impaired is recommended. Access to the Cathedral is through the main door which has a step of 7 centimetres or through a side door with two steps of 17 centimetres each. Both doors are wooden double-leaf doors without handles and open inwards. This feature prevents easy use, but the doors can be fastened in the open position. The interior of the cathedral, which is lower than the external flooring, has a Venetian-style pavement and can be visited without any steps, with the exception of the side chapels and the presbytery area, which feature entrance stairways. A multisensory panel with visual-tactile and audio content is located in the centre of the nave, assisting visitors in understanding the site. (Photographs 8, 9, and 10). Returning to Piazza del Duomo, the paving that runs alongside the church is still made of stone (Photograph 11). This is flanked by cobblestones towards the central green area. Further on, the cut cobblestone paving that characterises Piazza del Duomo is interspersed with stone segments that make it easier to use, even if they are interrupted at the turning point towards the Castle, creating a discontinuity in the route (Photographs 12, 13). This type of paving with stone segments continues until it reaches the Castle area, flanking a large unorganised gravel parking area (Photograph 14).
Continuing instead into Piazza Duomo, the route continues towards Via Pordenone flanking the information point, access to which is provided by two flights of stairs consisting of five steps of 16 centimetres each (Photograph 15). Atong via Pordenone, the route continues under the arcades with smooth and homogeneous paving well connected to the roadway (Photograph 16). Arriving at the Eastern Tower on Corso Roma, as is also found in Piazza Duomo, the pedestrian stone paving is coplanar with the carriageway cobblestones without protective posts. The narrowing of the paths requires attention. It has a gutter for water drainage, also made of stone, perfectly connected with the surrounding slabs (Photographs 17 and 18).
Turning right towards Via Jacopo da Spilimbergo, the route follows a short downhill section (8% gradient) with stone paving (Photograph 19) and then crosses the road. The route has to continue directly on the roadway due to the presence of pavements of reduced width and not connected to the roadway (Photograph 20).
Continuing along Via Tiziano Vecellio, the route continues under the porticoes with cobbled paving and smooth finish stone pavement leading to the parking area in front of Palazzo di Sopra (Photograph 21). The route continues on stone paving with ramps connecting the levels with a gradient of approximately 6% (Photograph 22). Advancing towards the panoramic viewpoint of Palazzo di Sopra, the route continues on cobbled paving featuring stone surfaces (Photograph 23). The parking area behind the gate includes a dedicated parking area surrounded by stone paving placed in continuity with the previous surfaces. The viewpoint is reached by crossing a ramp approximately 10 metres long and with a 7% gradient, again on a smooth stone paving, that does not contain any handrails (Photograph 24).
Returning backwards, the route then continues along Via Valbruna on a pavement elevated above the roadway, with stone paving.
At the crossroads with Via Barbacane, it is possible to cross the road on pedestrian zebra crossings without tactile foot warning markers and continue to the right in the direction of Corte Europa. Turning onto the pavement guarantees a width of 90 centimetres despite the presence of the signal pole (Photograph 25). The entrance to Corte Europa has a chamfered step measuring 5 centimetres (Photograph 26).
Continuing along Via Barbacane, the route divides into two coplanar strips: a stone pavement and a porphyry cube cycle path (Photograph 27). The crossings are equipped with tactile foot warning markers without colour contrast. It is advisable to use the crossing after Via Corridoni (Photograph 28) to ensure safe mobility on the pavement and to avoid sections of the path that have to be travelled on the roadway. Atong Via Corridoni, the pavement is initially in porphyry cubes and then continues in concrete.
There is an interruption in the area of a vehicle access point with a maximum height difference of 8 centimetres (Photograph 29). The pedestrian crossing in front of the entrance to the Mosaic School is not perfectly connected to the roadway and presents steps of 4 centimetres (Photograph 30). Next to the entrance, there is a reserved parking space, which is connected to the pavement only for the passenger side (Photograph 31). To return to Via Barbacane and avoid sections of the route on the roadway (Photograph 32) it is necessary to take the same route in reverse order.
Atong Via Barbacane, the route is the same as the previous section: it is divided into two coplanar strips consisting of a stone pavement and a cycle/pedestrian path made of porphyry cubes (Photograph 33). Interrupted by a private road, the route continues on stone pavement as far as the Western Tower, which is crossed by Corso Roma (Photograph 34). Corso Roma has smooth stone pavements, coplanar to the cobblestone driveway pavement, with short junctions at the intersections with the side streets (Photograph 35).
Once in Piazza Garibaldi, turn right to reach Via Giuseppe Mazzini. Atong the street, the smooth stone pavements are partially occupied by the outdoor furniture of the establishments, restricting the passage (Photograph 36). To reach the San Giuseppe and Pantaleone Church, it is necessary to cross the street that does not feature a zebra crossing (Photograph 37) and to use the cobbled pavement with stone strips located on the opposite side. This pavement has sections with a 6% cross slope (Photograph 38). The main entrance to San Giuseppe and Pantaleone Church is preceded on the outside by a smooth and uniform stone pavement that is coplanar with the internal terracotta flooring.